Recon B phase is scheduled through the end of February, after which the mission will transition to Reconnaissance C phase. Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is a multipurpose spacecraft designed to conduct reconnaissance and exploration of Mars from orbit. Having During the spacecraft’s design phase, thermal models of the solar panels and instruments were developed to determine which components would be the most limiting thermally during aerobraking. It will deliver to Mars orbit a payload to conduct remote sensing science observations, identify and characterize sites for future landers, and provide critical telecom/navigation relay capability for follow-on missions. Before and after the flyover, the spacecraft will orbit Bennu at […] 3, from a distance of approximately 820 ft (250 m). Observations will take place on Mar. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) launched on August 12, 2005 and started aerobraking at Mars in March 2006. This paper describes the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission Plan with emphasis on major mission activities and key challenges in mission design, spacecraft design, and science data acquisition. A staff of flight controllers and support technical personnel located at the control center monitor all mission activities using telemetry, and send commands to the vehicle as necessary. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) will be launched in August 2005 by an Atlas V 401 expendable launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA.
During Reconnaissance C phase, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will perform a low-altitude flyover of site Nightingale. During Recon C, the spacecraft will perform even lower-altitude flyovers of sites Nightingale and Osprey. The mission control center is a facility that manages space operations from launch to landing, or to the end of mission or mission phase (e.g., launch phase). The US$720 million spacecraft was built by Lockheed Martin under the supervision of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). This will be the closest the spacecraft has ever been to asteroid Bennu’s surface. "Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been a great spacecraft to work on, in part because we used an 'open structure' design that allows our engineers and the science teams to work in and around the spacecraft during every phase of integration and testing, with even greater ease and accessibility than we've had on previous missions.