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Offline plutogno

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Re: Mars Micro Orbiter
« Reply #20 on: 12/17/2018 04:50 pm »
I imagine that such an orbiter would be restricted to a few orbit inclinations dictated by the landing trajectory of the lander. i.e. it would mostly be of little if any scientific or practical interest

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Re: Mars Micro Orbiter
« Reply #21 on: 12/17/2018 07:48 pm »
I imagine that such an orbiter would be restricted to a few orbit inclinations dictated by the landing trajectory of the lander. i.e. it would mostly be of little if any scientific or practical interest
The proposed 2020 hitchhikers would have been deployed to enter the atmosphere or within the atmosphere.  Would not have been the mass or space or trajectory to enable entering orbit.

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Re: Mars Micro Orbiter
« Reply #22 on: 06/03/2020 04:45 am »
Any updates. Guessing it got bumped/axed. Also any updates on cubesats??
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July 17 - Mars Perseverance rover, Mars Helicopter Scout, MMO (Mars Micro Orbiter), CubeSats - Atlas V 541 (AV-088) - Canaveral SLC-41 - 13:05-14:40

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Re: Mars Micro Orbiter
« Reply #23 on: 03/01/2021 12:08 pm »
Is it possible that this is what Rocket Lab is launching for NASA in 2024 as they announced in their investor presentation?

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Re: Mars Micro Orbiter
« Reply #24 on: 03/03/2021 08:27 am »
Is it possible that this is what Rocket Lab is launching for NASA in 2024 as they announced in their investor presentation?

If it's a small orbiter mission to Mars, then it would more likely be this:

https://spacenews.com/mars-smallsat-mission-bumped-from-launch/

My understanding is that the Mars Micro Orbiters aren't going to happen, but the EscaPADE mission is similar in some respects.

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