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read the article 'Curiosity Team Upgrades Software, Checks Wheel Wear'
December 20, 2013

The team operating NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has completed a software upgrade on the vehicle and is next planning a check of wear and tear on the rover's wheels.
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Status Report
read the article 'On Location for Work During Holidays'
December 17, 2013

Opportunity is up on 'Solander Point' at the rim of Endeavour Crater.
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Status Report
read the article 'Communications Slow, But Expected to Return to Normal This Week'
December 16, 2013

The rover is maintaining favorable northerly tilts for improved energy production.
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Status Report
read the article 'Team Conducts Wheel Checkouts'
December 6, 2013

Opportunity is ascending 'Solander Point' at the rim of 'Endeavour Crater.'
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Status Report
read the article 'MAVEN Status Update: Dec. 5, 2013'
December 5, 2013

All MAVEN instrument sub-systems have been tested and are performing as expected.
read the article 'MAVEN Status Update: Dec. 5, 2013' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'MAVEN: Status Update: Dec. 4, 2013'
December 4, 2013

The Neutral Gas and Ion Mass (NGIMS) initial activation occurred at approximately 10:18 a.m. EST this morning.
read the article 'MAVEN: Status Update: Dec. 4, 2013' Read More
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read the article 'MAVEN: Status Update: Dec. 3, 2013'
December 3, 2013

MAVEN mission controllers performed a successful trajectory correction maneuver, also known as a TCM. Post-maneuver data review shows that TCM-1 went according to plan.
read the article 'MAVEN: Status Update: Dec. 3, 2013' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Robotic Arm Within Reach of Rock Outcrop'
December 2, 2013

Opportunity is ascending 'Solander Point' at the rim of 'Endeavour Crater.'
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Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity Resumes Science After Analysis of Voltage Issue'
November 25, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity resumed full science operations on Saturday, Nov. 23.
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Status Report
read the article 'Winter Means Less Power for Solar Panels'
November 22, 2013

Opportunity is ascending 'Solander Point' at the rim of 'Endeavour Crater.' The rover is maintaining favorable northerly tilts for improved energy production.
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Status Report
read the article 'Rover Team Working to Diagnose Electrical Issue'
November 20, 2013

Science observations by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity have been suspended for a few days while engineers run tests to check possible causes of a voltage change detected on Nov. 17.
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Status Report
read the article 'MAVEN Launch Updates'
November 18, 2013

View MAVEN launch updates here!
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Status Report
read the article 'Centaur Begins Second Burn'
November 18, 2013

The Centaur upper stage has restarted its RL-10A-4-2 engine, ending the coast phase and ensuring NASA's MAVEN spacecraft is placed on its path to Mars.
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read the article 'MAVEN, Centaur Enter Coast Phase'
November 18, 2013

Flight of NASA's MAVEN spacecraft continues to go well following an on-time launch at 1:28 p.m. EST aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.
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Status Report
read the article 'MAVEN Lifts Off to Mars'
November 18, 2013

Liftoff! NASA's MAVEN mission to Mars is beginning with a spectacular launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.
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read the article 'Atlas V Rocket Fully Fueled Ahead of MAVEN Launch'
November 18, 2013

At T-25 minutes, the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 41 is fully fueled and ready to launch NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft. Liftoff is planned for the opening of a two-hour window at 1:28 p.m. EST.
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Status Report
read the article 'Atlas Liquid Oxygen Loading Under Way'
November 18, 2013

The countdown to liftoff of NASA's MAVEN spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket continues to progress smoothly.
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Status Report
read the article 'MAVEN Launch Countdown Resumes'
November 18, 2013

Prelaunch activities are well under way at Space Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, where NASA's MAVEN spacecraft and its ride into space, the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, are being readied for liftoff at 1:28 p.m. EST.
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Status Report
read the article 'Countdown Enters 30-Minute Built-in Hold'
November 18, 2013

Countdown clocks across Cape Canaveral Air Force Station have paused as planned for a 30-minute hold at the T-2 hour mark.
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Status Report
read the article 'MAVEN Powered On Ahead of Launch'
November 14, 2013

Controllers turned on the MAVEN spacecraft today as the spacecraft and the Atlas V rocket that will send it to Mars continue on track for launch Monday at 1:28 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
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Status Report
read the article 'Review Verifies MAVEN, Atlas V and Eastern Range Ready for Launch'
November 13, 2013

The Flight Readiness Review was successfully held today at Kennedy Space Center for the launch of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket and NASA's MAVEN spacecraft bound for Mars.
read the article 'Review Verifies MAVEN, Atlas V and Eastern Range Ready for Launch' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'MAVEN and Atlas V Pass Integrated Systems Test'
November 13, 2013

Yesterday the MAVEN spacecraft, operating in unison with its United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle, passed a critical electrical test called the Integrated Systems Test.
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Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity Out of Safe Mode'
November 12, 2013

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Project received confirmation from Mars Sunday (Nov. 10) that the Curiosity rover has successfully transitioned back into nominal surface operations mode.
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Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity Performs Warm Reset'
November 8, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity experienced an unexpected software reboot (also known as a warm reset) yesterday (11/7/13) during a communications pass as it was sending engineering and science data to the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, for later downlinking to Earth.
read the article 'Curiosity Performs Warm Reset' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Mars Rover Opportunity Working at Edge of 'Solander''
August 14, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity is studying the area of contact between a rock layer formed in acidic wet conditions long ago and an even older one that may be from a more neutral wet environment.
read the article 'Mars Rover Opportunity Working at Edge of 'Solander'' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Swapping Motion-Sensing Units'
August 14, 2013

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is switching from one motion-sensing device to a duplicate unit onboard.
read the article 'Swapping Motion-Sensing Units' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Mars Rover Opportunity Passes Half-Way Point to Next Destination'
July 2, 2013

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has driven more than half of the distance needed to get from a site where it spent 22 months to its next destination.
read the article 'Mars Rover Opportunity Passes Half-Way Point to Next Destination' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Mars Rover Opportunity Trekking Toward More Layers'
June 7, 2013

Approaching its 10th anniversary of leaving EarthNASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is on the move again, trekking to a new study area still many weeks away.
read the article 'Mars Rover Opportunity Trekking Toward More Layers' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Drills Second Rock Target'
May 20, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has used the drill on its robotic arm to collect a powdered sample from the interior of a rock called "Cumberland."
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Drills Second Rock Target' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Opportunity Exits Standby, Back at Work'
May 1, 2013

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has exited a standby mode and is now executing a sequence of commands sent by the rover team.
read the article 'Opportunity Exits Standby, Back at Work' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity Resumes Science Investigations'
March 25, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has resumed science investigations after recovery from a computer glitch that prompted the engineers to switch the rover to a redundant main computer on Feb. 28.
read the article 'Curiosity Resumes Science Investigations' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Sun in the Way Will Affect Mars Missions in April'
March 20, 2013

The positions of the planets next month will mean diminished communications between Earth and NASA's spacecraft at Mars.
read the article 'Sun in the Way Will Affect Mars Missions in April' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity Rover Exits 'Safe Mode''
March 19, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has returned to active status and is on track to resume science investigations, following two days in a precautionary standby status, "safe mode."
read the article 'Curiosity Rover Exits 'Safe Mode'' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'New 'Safe Mode' Status of Curiosity Expected to be Brief'
March 18, 2013

Engineers have quickly diagnosed a software issue that prompted NASA's Mars rover Curiosity to put itself into a precautionary standby status over the weekend.
read the article 'New 'Safe Mode' Status of Curiosity Expected to be Brief' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity Rover's Recovery Moving Forward'
March 11, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity continues to move forward with assessment and recovery from a memory glitch that affected the rover's A-side computer. Curiosity has two computers that are redundant of one another.
read the article 'Curiosity Rover's Recovery Moving Forward' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity Rover's Recovery on Track'
March 4, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has transitioned from precautionary "safe mode" to active status on the path of recovery from a memory glitch last week. Resumption of full operations is anticipated by next week.
read the article 'Curiosity Rover's Recovery on Track' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Computer Swap on Curiosity Rover'
February 28, 2013

The ground team for NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has switched the rover to a redundant onboard computer in response to a memory issue on the computer that had been active.
read the article 'Computer Swap on Curiosity Rover' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity Maneuver Prepares for Drilling'
January 28, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has placed its drill onto a series of four locations on a Martian rock and pressed down on it with the rover's arm, in preparation for using the drill in coming days.
read the article 'Curiosity Maneuver Prepares for Drilling' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity Rover Explores 'Yellowknife Bay''
January 4, 2013

After imaging during the holidays, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity resumed driving Jan. 3 and pulled within arm's reach of a sinuous rock feature called "Snake River."
read the article 'Curiosity Rover Explores 'Yellowknife Bay'' Read More

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