MGS

Launch Details
Launched 6 November 1996
Flight ended
Status Unknown
Destination Mars Orbit
Launch site Air Force Eastern Test Range, Florida, USA
Owner United States
NORAD ID 24648
COSPAR ID 1996-062A
Alternative names MARS GLOBAL SURVEYOR
Observing

Timeline

1996 Nov 7 Launch from Cape Canaveral LC-17A
1997 Sep 12 Insertion into orbit around Mars
1997 Oct 11 Periapsis lifted out of Martian atmosphere to prevent further aerobraking
1997 Nov 7 Aerobraking resumed
1998 May Aerobraking suspended
1998 Nov Aerobraking resumed
1999 Mar Aerobraking completed; high point of orbit reduced to 450 km
2004 Mar 30 MGS used to photography the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit
2006 Nov 2 Communication lost

Ashburn

Latitude:
Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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