Solar Conjunction To Interrupt Mars Spacecraft Commanding

Credit: Mars: NASA
HOUSTON—Five NASA spacecraft either orbiting Mars or roving its surface will be isolated from terrestrial commanding due to a Red Planet solar conjunction between July 22-Aug. 1. The solar conjunction is a planetary alignment in which Mars temporarily slips near and sometimes totally behind the Sun...

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