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2001 Mars Odyssey
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Mission Timeline

The Odyssey spacecraft followed these phases, and it is currently in the Extended Mission, continuing to map and relay.

Launch:
  April 07, 2001
Interplanetary Cruise:
   about 200 days from Earth to Mars
Mars Orbit Insertion (MOI):
   October 24, 2001, 0230 Universal Time (October 23, 7:30pm PDT/ 10:30pm EDT)
Aerobraking:
   Completed January 2002
Mapping:
   917 Earth Days -- February 2002 - August 2004
Communications Relay:
   Odyssey is serving as a communications relay station for the twin NASA Mars Exploration Rovers.
Extended Mission:   Began August 24, 2004


Odyssey Mission Diagram

Key Dates

Launch: April 7, 2001

Arrival: October 24, 2001

End of Mission: Ongoing




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