Skip Navigation

Projects

MRO - Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

MRO - Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project Logo

NASA launched a multipurpose spacecraft named Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on August 12, 2005 to advance our understanding of Mars through detailed observation, to examine potential landing sites for future surface missions and to provide a high-data-rate communications relay for those missions. Scientists are using the spacecraft to study the surface, monitor the atmosphere, and probe underground, all to gain better knowledge of the distribution and history of Mars' water, whether frozen, liquid or vapor.

People

Photo of Laurie Barge
Laurie Barge
Laboratory Studies - Scientist
Photo of Abigail Fraeman
Abigail Fraeman
Planetary Geosciences
Photo of David Kass
David Kass
Planetary And Exoplanetary Atmospheres
Photo of Armin Kleinboehl
Armin Kleinboehl
Planetary And Exoplanetary Atmospheres
Photo of Cecilia Leung
Cecilia Leung
Planetary And Exoplanetary Atmospheres
Photo of Daniel Nunes
Daniel Nunes
Planetary Interiors and Geophysics - SHARAD Investigation Scientist
Photo of Sylvain Piqueux
Sylvain Piqueux
Planetary And Exoplanetary Atmospheres
Photo of Liam Steele
Liam Steele
Planetary And Exoplanetary Atmospheres
Photo of Leslie Tamppari
Leslie Tamppari
Planetary And Exoplanetary Atmospheres - Deputy Project Scientist, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Photo of Richard Zurek
Richard Zurek
Affiliates - Chief Scientist Mars Program Office, Project Scientist, MRO