Dodging Phobos - MAVEN’s Thrusters Fired To Avoid Mars Moon | Video

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 19:21 in Astronomy & Space

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft and the Martian moon Phobos would have come within 7 seconds of each other if mission controllers didn’t boost the probe’s velocity. The burn came on Feb. 28, 2017, one week before they could have collided.

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