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NASA CubeSats steer toward Mars

Submit on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 22:57

Over the past week, two CubeSats called MarCO-A and MarCO-B have been firing their propulsion systems to guide themselves toward Mars. This process, called a trajectory correction manoeuvre, allows a spacecraft to refine its path to Mars following launch. Both CubeSats successfully completed this maneuver; NASA’s InSight spacecraft completed the same process on 22 May.

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