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Mars Global Surveyor Mission: Overview and Status

Albee, A. L. and Palluconi, F. D. and Arvidson, R. E. (1998) Mars Global Surveyor Mission: Overview and Status. Science, 279 (5357 ). pp. 1671-1672. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.279.5357.1671.

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The Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft achieved a 45-hour elliptical orbit at Mars on 11 September 1997 after an 11-month cruise from Earth. The mission is acquiring high-quality global observations of the martian surface and atmosphere and of its magnetic and gravitational fields. These observations will continue for one martian year.

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Additional Information:© 1998 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 21 January 1998; accepted 18 February 1998. The authors are the Project Scientist (A.L.A.), Deputy Project Scientist (F.D.P.), and the Interdisciplinary Scientist responsible for Data Archiving (R.E.A.) for the Mars Global Surveyor Mission. We are indebted to engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and LMA who have devoted themselves to this mission over the years and who operate the spacecraft today. Our special acknowledgement goes to Glen Cunningham, Project Manager. Portions of the work described in this paper were performed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory under contract to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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