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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is an american spacecraft designed to conduct multiple experiment for the exploration of Mars. It was designed under the supervision of NASA Project director Lookheed Martin ( Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and it was controlled by California Institute of Technology,USA. It was launched on 12 August 2005 from Cape Canaveral Air force station and reached mars orbit on 10 March 2010. It became one of the five active mission on Mars (2001 Mars odyssey, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Express, Mars Exploration Rovers ( Twin Rovers = Spirit and Opportunity). It became the best relay satellite for the measurement of weather monitoring, choose site for future landing missions and an intermediate to communicate between the Mars Exploration Rovers and Earth. It carried many scientific instruments such as radars, spectrometers to study mars. It is listed as one of the currently active mission on Mars. It completed its 50,000th orbit around Mars on 27 March 2017.