Since the early 1960s, the collective space agencies of the world have launched over 50 missions to the distant world the Romans named after their deity of war, and one of those missions – NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) – is in its 14th year of ground-breaking study above Mars.
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Author: Dominic Reseigh-Lincoln
This 5-page feature from All About Space showcases the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the instrument designed to support NASA’s long-standing Mars Exploration Programme. The article details the MRO’s anatomy, which features the most powerful camera ever sent to deep space, and its journey to Mars in order to enter the planet’s orbit.