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What's Up Blog: Thoughts about our solar system by Jane Houston Jones
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NASA Mars Spacecraft Ready for Sept. 21 Orbit Insertion   17 Sep 2014
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft is nearing its scheduled Sept. 21 insertion into Martian orbit after completing a 10-month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles. Read More
Dawn Operating Normally After Safe Mode Triggered   16 Sep 2014
The Dawn spacecraft has resumed normal ion thrusting after the thrusting unexpectedly stopped and the spacecraft entered safe mode on September 11. That anomaly occurred shortly before a planned communication with NASA's Deep Space Network that ... Read More
'J' Marks the Spot for Rosetta's Lander   15 Sep 2014
The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission has chosen the primary and backup cometary landing sites for its November landing attempt. Read More
Second of Four Planned Maneuvers Extends MESSENGER Orbital Operations   12 Sep 2014
MESSENGER mission controllers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., conducted the second of four maneuvers designed to raise the spacecraft's minimum altitude sufficiently to extend orbital operations and ... Read More
Calendars: Solar System Launches & Events
21 Sep 2014 MAVEN: Mars Orbit Insertion
21 Sep 2014 40th Anniversary, Mariner 10: Mercury Flyby 2
23 Sep 2014 Fall Equinox
23 Sep 2014 15th Anniversary, Mars Climate Orbiter: Last Contact
23 Sep 2014 45th Anniversary, Kosmos 300: Launch
24 Sep 2014 Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM): Mars Orbit Insertion
28 Sep 2014 1st Anniversary, BRRISON: Launch
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