Program Determines When MRO Observations Span More Than One Spacecraft Sequencing Period

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-22424
Published July 01, 2015 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Previously, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) did not allow observations to go beyond the end of a planning period. However, opportunities for observing the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover occur close enough to these boundaries to require the observations that support the rover to cross these boundaries. This requires the observation to be included in two planning cycles.