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Friday, March 10

MRO Safely in Mars Orbit

Live coverage of the MRO Mars Orbit Insertion on NASA TV has just confirmed that the space probe has safely made it into orbit around the red planet. The mission also got significant coverage on BBC's Ten O'clock News at the same time !

Now we just have to wait around six months for the aerobraking phase of the mission before the probe is in a suitable orbit for science missions to begin.

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