Mars orbiters

No commands to Mars rovers, orbiters later this month: NASA

Data will keep coming from Mars to Earth, although loss or corruption of some bits is anticipated and the data will be retransmitted later.

Jul 18, 2017, 00:24 AM IST

When comet flyby wreaked havoc around Mars!

MAVEN’s sensitive magnetometer showed that the comet flyby threw Mars' magnetic field into chaos and the effect was profound although temporary.

Mar 11, 2016, 20:01 PM IST

NASA deploys new system to avoid traffic jams at Mars

 Five active spacecrafts are now orbiting the Red Planet, including one from India, leaving NASA with no option but to beef up traffic monitoring, communication and manoeuvre planning to ensure that Mars orbiters do not collide with one another.

Aug 02, 2015, 17:49 PM IST

Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars planet

Comet Siding Spring or C/2013 A1, which is the size of a small mountain, passed extremely close to the planet Mars on Sunday (19 October 2014).

Oct 20, 2014, 03:00 AM IST