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#51 2020-11-15 11:09:20

tahanson43206
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Re: MAVEN Launch | Nov 18, 2013 1:28 p.m. EST

For SpaceNut re #50

That report of lost water is an argument for covering the surface of Mars with a thin layer of material to stop dust storms.

That has been proposed in this forum in the past.

Graphene is a candidate material for the job ... it is (apparently) the most efficient possible way to use Carbon to cut down on dust activity on Mars.

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#52 2021-02-08 21:52:56

SpaceNut
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Re: MAVEN Launch | Nov 18, 2013 1:28 p.m. EST

MAVEN reveals Martian atmospheric time capsule on Phobos as Mars fleet prepares for arrival

MAVEN, however, was not designed to study Phobos; it was designed to collect data on the Martian atmosphere and its loss to space… a continuous investigation that would provide data on the ions present each of the five times every Earth-day MAVEN passed Phobos’ orbit.

Maven was not designed for a lot of what it is doing but its getting it done...

Maven orbital path

While the MAVEN spacecraft is designed for its primary scientific mission, it also serves a secondary and vital role as part of a communications relay network in Martian orbit for spacecraft trying to call home to Earth — an element it will put into practice this week for the United Arab Emirates’s Al-Amal probe’s arrival.

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