Mars Odyssey Full Mission Timeline

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Spacecraft Event Time. UTC/GMT Times.


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Time (UTC/GMT+0)Event
2001-04-07  15:02:22Launch from Cape Canaveral on a Delta II rocket
2001-04-07  15:55First spacecraft signal recevied after successful separation
2001-10-24  02:2619.7 minute Mars orbit insertion burn
2002-01-11End of aerobraking phase, 201 x 500 km orbit achieved
2002-01-30Final 400 x 400 km orbit (2 hour period) achieved
2002-02-19Begin science mapping
2002Odyssey scans predict large quantities of water. To be investigated by the Phoenix mission
2004-07-01End of primary mission
2006-09-01  12:00End of first mission extension
2008-09-01  12:00End of second mission extension
2010-09-01  12:00End of third mission extension
2015Predicted fuel exhaustion