SETI Mars Climate Orbiter Takes Its First Image Of Mars


Bob Cutter (bcutter@teal.csn.net)
Tue, 14 Sep 1999 08:05:52 -0600


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>INTERNET IMAGE ADVISORY September 10, 1999
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>EARTH TO MARS CLIMATE ORBITER: ARE WE THERE YET?
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> Like a kid looking out of the window of the family minivan,
>the camera on board NASA's Mars Climate Orbiter has snapped its
>first look at the red planet while it was still 4.5 million
>kilometers (2.8 million miles) away.
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> The image shows Mars as a tiny red "half moon" dot. It was
>taken on Tuesday, September 7, by the spacecraft's color camera,
>one of two science instruments onboard.
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> The image is available at: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov
>or http://www.msss.com .
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> Mars Climate Orbiter arrives at Mars in the early morning
>hours of September 23, 1999. It will fire its main engine at
>about 1:55 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time to put itself into orbit
>around the planet. The orbiter will become the first weather
>satellite at Mars, taking weather and climate measurements during
>a two-year long mapping mission. More information about the
>mission is available at the project's home page,
>http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msp98/orbiter/ .
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> Mars Climate Orbiter is one of a series of missions in a
>long-term program of Mars exploration known as the Mars Surveyor
>Program that is managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for
>NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, DC. JPL is a
>division of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA.
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