MAVEN: Second deep-dip campaign completed

11174732_10153420337867868_1544978354451916521_oThe second “deep-dip” campaign of MAVEN’s primary science mission was successfully carried out this week. After the five-day campaign, which brought the MAVEN spacecraft down to a periapsis of 131.5km, MAVEN is now back in its nominal science mapping corridor. Mars’ atmospheric density at periapsis during the campaign was estimated to be 3.5kg/kmĀ³. The four maneuvers carried out during the second deep-dip required… [More at link]

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