Mars Global Surveyor
Mars Global Surveyor
Launch vehicle Delta II 7925
Launch date 1996 November


Object(s) Mars

The Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) orbited Mars over a seven year period and collected data on the surface morphology, topography, composition, gravity, atmospheric dynamics, and magnetic field. This data will be used to investigate the surface processes, geology, distribution of material, internal properties, evolution of the magnetic field, and the weather and climate of Mars.