MAVEN Fact Sheet

MAVEN SOLAR & HELIOSPHERIC The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission, launched in November 2013, will be the first mission devoted to understanding the Martian upper atmosphere. MAVEN will study the martian atmosphere, from close to the planet’s surface to high up in the outer reaches, to find out the rate of loss of […]

Escapade Fact Sheet

Escapade ESCAPADE is a twin-spacecraft Class D mission dedicated to studying the transfer of solar wind energy and momentum through Mars’ unique hybrid magnetosphere and how it drives ion and sputtering escape. ESCAPADE builds on MAVEN’s legacy for a fraction of the cost (<$80 million). ESCAPADE is led by the SSL, which is responsible for […]