"Orbiting Without Brakes"

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Chuck, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    BOULDER, Colorado – Ground controllers today successfully performed a major maneuver of NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MOR)—an “end game” tactic that puts the orbiting probe a step closer to studying the red planet with its entire suite of science sensors.

    For months, the MRO has been aerobraking—using the friction of the planet’s thin atmosphere to slow the craft. That technique saves on onboard propellant

    More at space.com
  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Chuck:

    ___Now how am I supposed to fit that in with the Beating the EPA article :D

    ___Good Luck


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