What did the Mars Global Surveyor reveal on Mars?
The Mars Global Surveyor orbiter, which operated on Mars for more than nine years, was designed to study the composition of Mars, map its topography and monitor weather patterns. The orbiter made a number of discoveries about the Red Planet, including evidence of liquid water at or near the Martian surface.
What happened to the Mars Global Surveyor?
A NASA review board has concluded that human error led to the failure of the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft last November.
When did the Mars Global Surveyor end?
2 November 2006
Mars Global Surveyor
|Launch site||Cape Canaveral LC-17A|
|End of mission|
|Last contact||2 November 2006|
How long does it take our commands to reach Mars Global Surveyor?
NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor, the first in a new series of spacecraft destined to explore the red planet, is preparing to intercept the orbit of Mars and begin a two-year mapping mission after a 10-month, 700-million-kilometer (435-million-mile) interplanetary journey.
Is the Mars Global Surveyor still orbiting Mars?
Launched November 7, 1996, Mars Global Surveyor became the first successful mission to the red planet in two decades. It has continued to observe the planet from a low-altitude, nearly polar orbit ever since.
How much did the Mars Global Surveyor cost?
154 million USDMars Global Surveyor / Cost
The Mars Global Surveyor mission cost about $154 million to develop and build and $65 million to launch. Mission operations and data analysis cost approximately $20 million/year.
How long did the Mars Pathfinder mission last?
|Mission duration||85 days Launch to last contact: 9 months, 23 days|
|Launch mass||890 kg (includes propellant)|
|Power||Pathfinder: 35 W Sojourner: 13 W|
|Start of mission|
Who built the Mars Global Surveyor?
Lockheed MartinMars Global Surveyor / Manufacturer