MAVEN

Launch Details
Launched 17 November 2013
Flight ended
Status Operational
Destination Mars Orbit
Launch site Air Force Eastern Test Range, Florida, USA
Owner United States
NORAD ID 39378
COSPAR ID 2013-063A
Alternative names MARS ATMOSPHERE AND VOLATILE EVOLUTION
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Timeline

2013 Nov 18 Launch from Cape Canaveral SLC-41
2014 Sep 22 Insertion into orbit around Mars
2014 Nov 16 Spacecraft commissioning completed; beginning of primary science mission
2019 Apr 5 Aerobraking maneuver to lower MAVEN's orbit to enable it to act as a better communications relay for rovers on the surface

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ATLAS 5 CENTAUR R/B

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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