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An Overview of the Mars Global Surveyor Mission

The mission of Mars Global Surveyor (MGS for short) is to map the surface of Mars from space. MGS is also looking at the atmosphere of Mars and the weather of Mars.

MGS and the Mars Pathfinder (MPF for short), were both part of theMars Surveyor Program.

MGS has already sent tons of data back to Earth. This data is helping scientists understand the surface and atmosphere of Mars. MGS also made sure there was a Martian magnetosphere.

As of April 25, 2001, the MGS was still going strong! The spacecraft has been in space 1,631 days and has completed 9,530 mapping orbits of Mars!

Last modified May 11, 2001 by Jennifer Bergman.

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