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Solar Conjunction: NASA’s Mars Fleet Lies Low With Sun Between Earth and Red Planet

Solar Conjunction: NASA’s Mars Fleet Lies Low With Sun Between Earth and Red Planet

NASA’s Mars Missions

NASA’s Mars missions, clockwise from high left: Perseverance rover and Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, InSight lander, Odyssey orbiter, MAVEN orbiter, Curiosity rover, and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

The missions will proceed collecting knowledge about the Red Planet, though engineers support on Earth will discontinue sending instructions to them except mid-October.