A Comparative Analysis and Study on Martian Satellites

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Volume-9 Number-6                          
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : Revathy P Nair , Lilly Theresa Saviour , Narain Ponraj


Revathy P Nair , Lilly Theresa Saviour , Narain Ponraj. "A Comparative Analysis and Study on Martian Satellites", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology(IJETT), V9(6),260-266 March 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group


The use of satellites in communication systems is very much a fact of everyday life, as is evidenced by the many homes equipped with antennas or dishes used for the reception of satellite television. Satellites offer a number of features not readily available with other means of communication. Satellite signals ignore political boundaries as well as geographic ones, which may or may not be a desirable factor. Satellites are also used for remote sensing which helps in the detection of water pollution and the monitoring and reporting of weather conditions. In this paper, we discuss about three satellites – Curiosity Rover, Mangalyaan and Maven, which were launched to explore the Martian atmosphere.


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Launching Vehicles, Mangalyaan, Mars, Maven, Rover, Satellite