PIA07242: Orbit Insertion by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (Artist's Concept)
 Mission:  Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
 Spacecraft:  Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
 Product Size:  7000 x 5500 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
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 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07242.jpg (1.899 MB)

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This is an artist's concept of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter during the critical process of Mars orbit insertion. In order to be captured into orbit around Mars, the spacecraft must conduct a 25-minute rocket burn when it is just shy of reaching the planet. As pictured, it will pass under the red planet's southern hemisphere as it begins the insertion burn.

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