Here’s How NASA is Keeping The Satellites Around Mars From Running Into Each Other

From Smithsonian Magazine by Danny Lewis:

“Mars’ orbit is starting to get busy. Right now, the red planet has five operational satellites from three different space agencies circling its skies, and the National Air and Space Agency is beginning to worry about them bumping into each other. To combat that, they’ve started working with new tracking systems to keep tabs on where each satellite is and where it is going.”

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mars-drawing-crowd-satellites-180955183/?no-ist

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