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MAVEN trajectory to Mars

MAVEN trajectory to Mars

NASA / LASP / GSFC / JPL

MAVEN trajectory to Mars
MAVEN was launched into a Hohmann Transfer Orbit with periapsis at Earth’s orbit and apoapsis at the distance of the orbit of Mars. The spacecraft will travel more than 180 degrees around the Sun in its transfer orbit, which requires 10 months to set the stage for Mars Orbit Insertion in September 2014.

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Original image data dated on or about November 18, 2013

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