Mars Global Surveyor

  • Launch from Cape Canaveral

    Launch from Cape Canaveral
    Mars Global Surveyor was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on November 7, 1996 aborad a Delta II rocket.
  • Arrival On Mars

    Arrival On Mars
    The Mars Gobal Surveyor reached Mars on Septemeber 11 1997. It was the first misson to use aero-braking. Aero-braking allowed the spacecraft to slow down and beign to orbit around Mars.
  • Results of Primary Mission

    Results of Primary Mission
    Mars Global Surveyor took hundred of pictures that showed landforms, such as, sandunes that were created by high winds. After this the mission was extend .
  • Photos Of Spirt's Wheeltracks

    Photos Of Spirt's Wheeltracks
    On March 24,2004, Mars Global Surveyor took pictures of wheel tracks from the NASA Mars Exploration Rover Spirit and took pictures of the rover, too.
  • Missions Declared Dead

    Missions Declared Dead
    The Mars Global Surveyor lost contact with Earth on Novmeber 2, 2006 due to battery failrue. The missions was declared dead on November 11, 2006.
  • Pictures Show Water On Mars

    Pictures Show Water On Mars
    Pictures taken by the Mars Orbiter Camera on the Mars Global Surveyor showed that water exists on Mars.