Fobos y Marte

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    Mariner Program

  • Mariner 4

    Mariner 4
    Flyby mission.
    Mariner 4 was launched. Mariner 4 was a spacecraft that was designed to take photos of a few planets in our Solar System. These were Mercury, Venus and Mars, but it was made to take close up pictures of Mars.
    Observó Fobos.
  • Mariner 5

    Mariner 5
    Flyby mission.
    On June 14th 1967 Mariner 5 launched into space. This space porbe flew by Venus on October 19th 1967 successfuly.
    Observó Fobos.
  • Mariner 6

    Flyby mission.
    Ten days before the actualy launching of the Mariner 6, a faulty switch occured. With the repair of that, they Mariner 6 was a Mars flyby and returned with 75 pictures.
    Observó Fobos.
  • Mariner 9

    Mariner 9
    Orbiter mission.
    The Mariner 9 was a NASA space probe. Mariner 9 was launched from Earth on May 30th, 1971, and landed on Mars on November 14th, 1971. The probe returned 7329 images over the course of its mission, which concluded in October 1972. The Mariner 9 is still orbiting Mars and will be until it burns up or crashes into Mars’ surface.
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    NASA Viking Missions

  • Viking 1 Orbiter Arrival

    The Viking 1 arrived to the designated area above the martian atmosphere
  • Viking 2 Orbiter Arrival

    Viking 2 Orbiter Arrival
    The Viking 2 Orbiter arrived to the orbit shortly after Viking 1 approximately 4,600 miles from the other lander
  • Viking 2

    Viking 2
    Orbiter mission.
    Last Transmission.
    The Viking 2 mission was part of the American Viking program to Mars. It was made of an orbiter and a lander. These 2 parts were identical to the Viking 1 spacecraft. The Viking 2 lander operated on the surface for 1316 days and was turned off on April 11, 1980, when its batteries failed. It returned over 16 000 images of Mars’ atmosphere in 706 orbits.
  • Viking 1 Mission Conclusion

    The Viking 1 lasted about four years and completed a total of 1,489 orbits of Mars.
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    Phobos program

    Orbiter mission
  • Phobos 2 entered orbit

    Phobos 2 entered orbit
    Orbiter mission
  • Phobos 2 signal failed

    Phobos 2 signal failed
  • Rosetta

    Flyby mission.
    Rosetta was a space probe built by the European Space Agency launched on 2 March 2004. It made its closest approach to Mars on February 25th, 2007 at 250 km away from the surface. On 12 November, 2007, its lander module Philae performed the first successful landing on a comet. On 30 September 2016, the Rosetta spacecraft ended its mission by landing on the comet in the Ma'at region (its hometown).