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Mars Surveyor 2001

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The Mars Surveyor 2001 program will have 3 goals: (1) to search for past or present evidence of life, (2) to study weather processes and climate history, and (3) to understand how the planet evolved and where the resources for future exploration might lie. The Lander will have a robotic arm with a scoop to study surface materials, and will perform soil wet chemistry studies, and do imaging. The mission will consist of an orbiter, lander and rover.

Mission Timeline

  • Mar 30, 2001 - Orbiter Launch
  • Oct 20, 2001 - Orbiter arrival
  • Dec 30, 2001 - End Aerobraking
  • Jan 22, 2002 - Lander Arrival

Last Updated on December 16, 1999

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Karen Meech, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii