MAVEN spacecraft arrived at Mars! The satellite seamlessly entered the Martian orbit Sunday, September 21 to begin its one-year mission. Built by Lockheed Martin, NASA launched MAVEN toward the red planet on November 18, 2013. VACCO proudly has the following hardware in its Propulsion System:
The primary mission of this satellite is to study Mars’ upper atmosphere. Coupling its data with Curiosity’s ground testing statistics will provide scientists with a full picture of Mars’ atmosphere.