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  • NASA chooses instrument for international mission to Martian moons

    Christopher PaulNovember 20th, 2017

    NASA has selected a payload to fly on the Japanese mission to the moons of Mars. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) plans to launch its MMX mission to the Martian moons in 2024 and has invited NASA to participate by flying an instrument aboard the probe.

  • MAVEN avoids crashing into Mars’ moon Phobos

    Derek RichardsonMarch 3rd, 2017

    NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN, spacecraft just avoided colliding with Phobos, one of Mars’ two moons. An avoidance maneuver was performed on Feb. 28, 2017, to safely alter the trajectory of the orbiter.