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Mars Orbit Insertion

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Odyssey will arrive at Mars on October 24, 2001, 0230 Universal Time (October 23, 7:30pm PDT/ 10:30pm EDT). NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey flight team successfully delivered the spacecraft into orbit around Mars as scheduled on October 24, 2001 (Universal Time). Find out more about Odyssey's insertion into Mars' orbit.

Sequence of Events: Sequence of Events: See the minute-by-minute MOI action plan as Odyssey entered
into orbit around Mars.
Doppler Plot: Doppler Plot:The Doppler plot is watched throughout a space mission, but all eyes were fixed on it
during Odyssey's Mars orbit insertion activities, for it was the only
window on the spacecraft's behavior during the critical engine firing that
delivered Odyssey into Mars orbit. [More]
The Wizard: The Wizard: Check out Odyssey's "vital stats" throughout MOI, including the fuel
levels, altitude, orbital speed, and much more.
The wizard is no longer available
MOI Trajectory Animations: MOI Trajectory Animations: Animations showing various viewing perspectives of Mars Odyssey as it enters into orbit around Mars.
  View of Spacecraft Orientation as it Approached Mars
The spacecraft view is no longer available.
Aerobraking Phase after Mars Orbit Insertion: Aerobraking
  See highlights and frequently asked questions from NASA TV's "Live from Mars" educational programming that aired October 30, 2001
  For more information about Interplanetary Space Travel, see the Basics of Space Flight.