MAVEN begins third deep-dip campaign

11701198_10153622804172868_2083134345356899619_nThe MAVEN spacecraft has successfully begun its third deep-dip campaign of the mission. On Tuesday, July 7th, the ‪‎MAVEN‬ navigation team executed a maneuver to lower periapsis by 24 km down to 123 km above the surface of Mars‬. At this altitude, Mars’ atmospheric density is currently 1.9 kg/km³. A second maneuver will place the MAVEN spacecraft into the center of the target density corridor. [More at link]

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