Jessie Johnson: Mars Technology
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Timeline of Mars Missions Since 2000
It can take anywhere from 9 months to a year to travel to Mars
It takes over $10,000 dollars per pound to get something to Mars.On average, it takes 140 million miles to get to Mars.
2001-Mars Odyssey 2003-Mars Express 2004-Exploration Rovers2006-Reconnaissance Orbiter2012-Science Laboratory2014-MAVEN
Mission Plans for the Future:InSight: goes deep into the interior of Mars.Beyond: expands on past missions.
So far, missions have learned what Mars looks like close up, what the planet is made of, and MAVEN is measuring atmospheric loss right now.
Atlas V was the rocket used to launch Maven on November 18, 2013.
The 8 instruments that MAVEN brought to Mars are a neutral gas and ion mass spectrometer, imaging ultraviolet spectrograph, a magnetometer, a solar wind electron analyzer, a suprathermal and thermal ion composition, a langmuir probe and waves antenna, a solar energetic partides, and a solar wind ion analyzer.
The instruments that MAVEN took to Mars are collecting information on solar wind electrons and ions, neutral gas, ion mass, and thermal ion composition.
The main purpose of exploring Mars is to learn more about outerspace and to expand technology.
Outside look on Mars