LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Thu Nov 07 1996
United States Air Force

Mars Global Surveyor

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

November 7, 1996 at 12:00 PM EST

(November 7, 1996 at 5:00 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

November 7, 1996 at 12:00 PM EST

(November 7, 1996 at 5:00 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

November 7, 1996 at 12:00 PM EST

(November 7, 1996 at 5:00 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Planetary Science
    • The Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) is designed to orbit Mars over a two year period and collect data on the surface morphology, topography, composition, gravity, atmospheric dynamics, and magnetic field. This data will be used to investigate the surface processes, geology, distribution of material, internal properties, evolution of the magnetic field, and the weather and climate of Mars.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

    Pad

    Space Launch Complex 17A