Mars flyby

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Data collected from Mariner 4's flyby on a modern map

A Mars flyby is when a spacecraft passes near the planet Mars, but does not enter orbit or land on it.[1] Unmanned (no humans on board) space probes have used this method to collect data on Mars.[2] A spacecraft that is built for a flyby is also known as a "flyby bus" or "flyby spacecraft".[3]

List of Mars flybys[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Page 15-16 in Chapter 3 of David S. F. Portree's Humans to Mars: Fifty Years of Mission Planning, 1950 - 2000, NASA Monographs in Aerospace History Series, Number 21, February 2001. Available as NASA SP-2001-4521.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Space probe performs Mars fly-by - BBC
  3. Joseph A. Angelo - Encyclopedia Of Space And Astronomy (2006) - Page 171
  4. Rayman, Marc D.. "Dawn Journal: Aiming away from a bull's eye at Mars". The Planetary Society. Retrieved 2010-03-21.
  5. Malik, Tariq (February 18, 2009). "Asteroid-Bound Probe Zooms Past Mars". Retrieved 2010-03-21.
  6. ESA - Rosetta successfully swings-by Mars,
  7. NSSDC - Nozomi
  8. McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 29 July 2010.
  9. Zak, Anatoly. "Russia's unmanned missions to Mars". RussianSpaecWeb. Retrieved 29 July 2010.
  10. Wade, Mark. "Mars". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 29 July 2010.
  11. 11.0 11.1 The Soviet Mars program, Professor Chris Mihos, Case Western Reserve University
  12. NASA - Mars 6

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