Missions to Mars Timeline!
1992 - Mars Observer launched. Spacecraft designed to map the martian
surface from orbit with a large, sophisticated science
August, 1993 - contact lost with Mars
1995 - NASA selects Mars Polar Lander for 1999
1996 - Athena Mars Rover mission proposed (unsuccessfully)
to NASA Discovery Program for launch in 2002.
November 7, 1996 -
Mars Global Surveyor launched.
November 16, 1996 - Russian Mars
'96 orbiter/landers launched.
November 17, 1996 - Mars '96 fails
to achieve insertion into Mars cruise trajectory and re-enters the Earth's
December 4, 1996 - Mars Pathfinder
July 4, 1997 - Mars Pathfinder lands on Mars and begins
a successful mission.
September 11, 1997 - Mars Global Surveyor
arrives at Mars and begins a successful mission that continues
September 27, 1997 - last successful data transmission from
November, 1997 - Athena Mars Rover Payload
selected for launch in 2001.
Spring, 1998 - NASA and JPL announce
that due to engineering problems and funding shortages in the Mars program,
launch of the Athena Mars Rover Payload will be delayed until 2003, with landing
in 2004. Instead, NASA will send a stationary lander (similar to the Mars Polar
Lander) to Mars in 2001. Four Athena instruments would be flown on this lander
as a precursor to the full Athena investigation in 2003.
1998 - Nozomi, Japanese Mars orbiter launched.
1998 - Mars Climate Orbiter launched.
December 21, 1998 -
course correction burns leave Nozomi with less fuel than expected. The orbiter
is to remain in heliocentric orbit for five years.
January 3, 1999
- Mars Polar Lander launched.
September, 1999 - Mars Climate
Orbiter spacecraft fails to achieve orbit due to a navigation
December 3, 1999 - Mars Polar Lander fails, apparently due
to a software error.
May, 2000 - Mars 2001 Lander mission, which
would have used a lander similar to Mars Polar Lander, cancelled by NASA. Mars
program undergoes a major restructuring.
July, 2000 - NASA selects
the Mars Exploration Rover mission for flight in 2003. The mission will send a
large rover to Mars carrying the Athena Mars Rover Payload, and will use the
same landing system that was used successfully by Mars
August, 2000 - NASA announces that two identical rovers will be flown in 2003, each carrying identical copies of the Athena payload!!!
Rovers are several times larger than the Pathfinder Rover.....
April 7, 2001 - Mars Odyssey orbiter launched; will aid
in landing site selection for MER and relay data from Athena
May 30-June 16, 2003 - MER-A launch
June 1-11, 2003 - Mars Express Orbiter and Beagle 2 Lander launch
Europes first Mars probe to land on the Red Planet!!! Will search for
signs of life and test the soil around lander.....
June 24-July 14, 2003 - MER-B launch
December 26, 2003 - Mars Express arrives at
January, 2004 - Nozomi scheduled to encounter
January 4, 2004 - MER-A lands.
2004 - MER-B lands.
January-May, 2004 - MER Rovers operate on
the martian surface.
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