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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrived at Mars on March 10, 2006. Over the past decade, the mission has shown how dynamic Mars remains today, as well as how diverse its past environmental conditions have been.
06.01.2017

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter By the Numbers

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrived at Mars on March 10, 2006.

Over the past decade, the mission has shown how dynamic Mars remains today, as well as how diverse its past environmental conditions have been.

Here are some of the highlights of the last 11 years:
  • Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has completed 51,000 orbits.
  • Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has returned 307 terabits of total science data to Earth - more than all other interplanetary missions combined, past and present.
  • Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has imaged 2 landed missions during their final descent.
  • Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has taken more than 290,000 images.
  • Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has scouted landing sites for 7 Mars missions.


Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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