Planets and Moons  ID: 4190

MAVEN: Science Orbit

This visualization shows how the MAVEN spacecraft orbit changes as it progresses from the initial, highly elliptical entry orbit to a somewhat less elliptical orbit and finally to the science orbit.

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Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Ernie Wright (USRA): Animator
Dan Gallagher (USRA): Producer
David Folta (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Bruce Jakosky (LASP): Scientist
Laurence Schuler (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Project Support
Ian Jones (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Project Support
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Data Used:
also referred to as: GSFC Flight Dynamics Facility Ephemeris
Ephemeris - GSFC/FDF
JPL DE421 also referred to as: DE421
Ephemeris - NASA/JPL
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