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A navigation glitch on NASA’s Mars orbiter MAVEN has stalled its science work



A navigation system glitch that struck NASA’s MAVEN orbiter at Mars earlier this yr has hobbled the spacecraft’s potential to conduct science and research the Crimson Planet’s environment.

The MAVEN spacecraft, which has orbited Mars since 2014, went right into a protecting “protected mode” on Feb. 22 when its very important inertial measurement models “started exhibiting anomalous habits,” NASA officers wrote in a Might 18 replace. Whereas in protected mode, a spacecraft shuts down all science and awaits directions from its flight controllers on methods to recuperate.



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