mars telecommunications

The Mars Telecommunications Orbiter mission was cancelled. A new mission to send up MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) is currently set to reach Mars on September 22, 2014. It will include an Electra (Electra Proximity Payload) telecommunications relay which will act for communications and navigational aid for spacecrafts on Mars.

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