MAVEN: 3rd deep-dip campaign successful

11223796_10153646908102868_7932609977828443826_nTo complete the third deep-dip of the mission, the MAVEN spacecraft executed a maneuver with a ∆V (change in velocity) of 3.9 m/sec. The final “walk out” maneuver resulted in a periapsis of 145 km above the surface of Mars, where the atmospheric density is 0.10 kg/km³. This is about twenty times less dense than the atmosphere MAVEN encountered at periapsis during the deep-dip campaign. [More at link]

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