JPL, Masten Testing New Precision Landing Software


A year after NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity’s landed on Mars, engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., are testing a sophisticated flight-control algorithm that could allow for even more precise, pinpoint landings of…

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NASA’s Mars Odyssey Orbiter Enters, Then Exits, Standby Safe Mode


NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter experienced about 21 hours in a reduced-activity precautionary status ending at about 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) on Thursday, July 12. The orbiter put itself in the precautionary, Earth-pointed status…

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