NASA orbiters set for close encounter with comet near Mars
NASA orbiters set for close encounter with comet near Mars

A comet called C/2013 A1 or Siding Spring will pass within about 139,500 kms of Mars Sunday, NASA said in a statement.

China successfully launches orbiter into space

China today successfully sent an experimental orbiter into space to conduct scientific and technological experiments.

NASA’s Mars Orbiter completes 5-yr mark

NASA’s prolific Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has completed five years of circling the Red Planet.

China set to launch sixth orbiter into space: Official

China will launch its sixth orbiter into space in the "coming days" as part of its plans to set up indigenous satellite-navigation and-positioning network, a top official said.

China draws up plan to send orbiter to Mars in 2013

China has drawn up a technical plan to send an orbiter to Mars in 2013 for exploration of the planet.

Scientists wowed by Mars orbiter performance

Scientists are impressed with the flood of data beamed back by NASA`s most advanced Mars orbiter.