Trajectory Animations

Trajectory Animations

The following animations are computer simulations showing various perspectives of Mars Odyssey during its entry into Mars' orbit. All of the animations are in Quicktime format. Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) is included in some of the animations. The spacecraft size in these animations have been exaggerated by a factor of 20,000 so that they would be more visible. The orbit of Mars Odyssey is shown in yellow, while Mars Global Surveyor's orbit is show in white.

Mars View

Mars Orbit Insertion Trajectory Animation
12MB

Looking above MGS
to Mars

Mars Orbit Insertion
22MB

Mars View

Mars Orbit Insertion
10MB

Mars View
From Afar

Mars Orbit Insertion
9MB

Mars View

Mars Orbit Insertion
9MB

Mars Odyssey
View of Mars

Mars Orbit Insertion
9MB

Mars Odyssey
View Of MGS

Mars Orbit Insertion
13MB

MGS View Of
Mars Odyssey

Mars Orbit Insertion
14MB

Mars North Pole
View

Mars Orbit Insertion
7MB

Earth View of
Mars Odyssey

Mars Orbit Insertion
8MB

Four Animation
Composite

Mars Orbit Insertion
18MB

Four Animation
Composite

Mars Orbit Insertion
20MB

Mars Odyssey's
Aerobraking Orbits

Mars Orbit Insertion
2MB