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Back On Track -- Mars Global Surveyor To Resume Aerobraking

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October 31, 1997
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National Aeronautics And Space Administration
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After a two-week hiatus, NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) flight team will resume lowering the spacecraft's orbit around Mars beginning Nov. 7. The effort will proceed at a more gradual pace than before, which will extend the mission's aerobraking phase by several months, and will change Global Surveyor's final science mapping orbit.

After a two-week hiatus, NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) flight team will resume lowering the spacecraft's orbit around Mars beginning Nov. 7. The effort will proceed at a more gradual pace than before, which will extend the mission's aerobraking phase by several months, and will change Global Surveyor's final science mapping orbit.


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National Aeronautics And Space Administration. "Back On Track -- Mars Global Surveyor To Resume Aerobraking." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 31 October 1997. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1997/10/971031070646.htm>.
National Aeronautics And Space Administration. (1997, October 31). Back On Track -- Mars Global Surveyor To Resume Aerobraking. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1997/10/971031070646.htm
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