Mission Design is compatible with either:

  • Direct trans-Mars injection (TMI)
  • Release from ~1.6 day elliptical Earth orbit

Rideshare being procured through VADR

  • Venture-class Acquisition of Dedicated Rideshare (VADR)
  • Launch selection expected February 2023

Typical Hohmann Type 2 interplanetary cruise

Orbit phasing (4 months) necessary waiting for Earth and Mars to get close enough to start

11-month science mission