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  • Mars Observer, lost without a trace

    Mars Observer

    Wearbeard | 19 August 2013 16:05

    The Mars Observer spacecraft, also known as the Mars Geoscience/Climatology Orbiter, was a 1,018-kilogram robotic space probe launched by NASA on September 25, 1992 to study the Martian surface, atmosphere, climate and magnetic field.The Martian orbiter was planned to expand on the vast information already gathered by the Viking program in 1975 and 1976.During the interplanetary cruise phase, c...