full-size model of the Mars
Global Surveyor was on display next to the
Global Surveyor: The Mars
Global Surveyor entered orbit around Mars
in September, 1997, and began its prime mapping mission in March,
In January, 2001, it ended its
primary mission of studying the entire Martian surface, atmosphere,
and interior. The mission was very successful, and it returned more
data about Mars than all other Mars missions combined!
GLOBAL SURVEYOR QUICK FACTS:
mid-March, 1999, to late January, 2001, the Mars Global Surveyor
mapped the Martian surface at a low-altitude, nearly polar orbit
and studied the entire Maritan surface, atmosphere, and interior.
function as a communications satellite to relay data back to Earth
from surface landers launched as part of future Mars missions. Read
about the Mission
November 7, 1996,
from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, aboard a Delta-7925
rocket. View photos of assembly,
at launch pad, and launch.
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