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The latest in news from NASA's probes and missions to the Red Planet
NASA is inviting members of the public to submit their names and a personal message online for a DVD to be carried aboard a spacecraft that will study the Martian upper atmosphere.
An instrument that will measure the composition of Mars' upper atmosphere has been integrated to NASA's MAVEN spacecraft.
The Goddard-built MAVEN magnetometer will be a sensitive tool investigating what remains of the Red Planet’s magnetic "shield" and interactions with solar wind.
The six science instruments of MAVEN's Particles and Fields Package that will characterize the solar wind and ionosphere of Mars have been integrated with the spacecraft.
MAVEN is assembled and is undergoing environmental testing at Lockheed Martin Space Systems facilities, near Denver.
A remote sensing instrument that will peer into the ultraviolet to offer clues to how Mars might have lost its atmosphere arrived at Lockheed Martin for integration into NASA's MAVEN spacecraft.
NASA's Mars Atmosphere And Volatile EvolutioN mission is officially authorized to transition into the next phase of the mission, system delivery, integration and test, and launch.
The pair of flux gate magnetometers measures the magnetic field at the location of the spacecraft. This instrument will help understand how the solar wind interacts with the planet’s atmosphere.
MAVEN's large hydrazine propellant tank has been installed in the core structure of the spacecraft.
Two new NASA missions, one that will roam the surface and another that will orbit the planet and dip briefly into its upper atmosphere, will try to discover what transformed Mars into its current uninhabitable state.