NASA : Mars Mission EP.1
NASA has a long history of exploration on Mars, and has sent a number of spacecraft to study the planet from orbit and on its surface. Four of these missions are currently active: the Mars Odyssey orbiter, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Curiosity rover, and the Perseverance rover. Let's take a closer look at each of these missions:
Mission: Mars Odyssey orbiter
The Mars Odyssey orbiter was launched by NASA in 2001 with the goal of studying Mars from orbit and searching for evidence of water on the planet. It is equipped with a number of scientific instruments, including a camera, a spectrometer, and a radiometer, which are used to study the planet's surface, atmosphere, and interior.
Since it began its mission, the Mars Odyssey orbiter has made a number of important discoveries, including the detection of large deposits of water ice on the planet's surface and the discovery of a layer of hydrogen in the subsurface, which is thought to be a sign of past water activity. The mission has also provided valuable information about the radiation environment on Mars, which is important for understanding the potential health risks for future human missions to the planet.
The Mars Odyssey orbiter not only studies Mars from orbit, but also serves as a communication relay for other spacecraft on the planet's surface. This helps the Curiosity and Perseverance rovers send data back to Earth more efficiently. The Mars Odyssey orbiter has been operational for over 20 years, making it one of the longest-lived spacecraft at Mars.
to be continued in the next ep.
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