Mission Timeline

Mission Timeline

Launch

Mission Timeline

Cruise/Approach

Mission Timeline

Aerobraking

Mission Timeline

Orbit Insertion

Mission Timeline

The Odyssey spacecraft followed these phases, and it is currently in the Extended Mission, continuing to map and relay.


Odyssey Mission Diagram

Mission Information

Launch: April 07, 2001
Interplanetary Cruise: About 200 days from Earth to Mars
Mars Orbit Insertion (MOI): October 24, 2001, 0230 Universal Time
(October 23, 7:30pm PDT / 10:30pm EDT)
Mapping: 917 Earth Days
(February 2002 – August 2004)
Communications Relay: Odyssey is serving as a communications relay station for the twin NASA Mars Exploration Rovers.
Extended Mission: Began August 24, 2004