Mars - Antarctica Connection

Veteran Mars probe looks to the stars for longevity

After spending over 12 years studying the Red Planet, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is getting some preventative maintenance to allow it to remain in service until the mid-2020s. In one of the changes designed to reduce the wear and tear on the gyroscopes used to orient the unmanned spacecraft, the space agency is looking to the stars to keep it on track over the coming years.

https://newatlas.com/mars-reconnaissance-orbiter-star-tracker/53347/

Feb 12, 2018

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