As of today, MAVEN has been in orbit around Mars for one Earth year! And it’s been an action-packed year.
Some of the highlights include:
– Getting into orbit!
– Surviving the encounter with Comet Siding Spring
– Commissioning the spacecraft
– Carrying out ten months (so far) of observations during our primary mission
– Carrying out four deep-dip campaigns
I hope everybody is as proud of what we’ve accomplished as I am! And here’s to the next year of exciting observations, analyses, and results!
— MAVEN Principal Investigator, Bruce Jakosky