NASA has just announced that the Mars Climate Orbiter (MCA) will begin its mission to the Red Planet this fall.
The spacecraft will orbit Earth every two days for a total of about 90 days and will provide scientific and navigational data to Earth and to the International Space Station.
The mission is scheduled to launch in late 2019, but NASA has been pushing ahead with the mission in the months since the election.
The MAVEN mission is NASA’s first mission to orbit Earth, a mission that was launched in 2008.
Since then, the agency has launched more than 1,100 spacecraft and is in the process of building a fleet of at least 20 more spacecraft.
The agency has been planning for decades to send a manned spacecraft to Mars.
The goal is to have a crew of at most three people by the 2030s.MCA is expected to provide the first of many detailed observations of Mars, a planet that is nearly twice as big as Earth and with a surface temperature as much as that of Earth.
The instrument will help researchers learn about the composition of the Martian atmosphere, which may shed light on the origins of life on Earth.
This data will also be used to better understand how Mars formed.
This story has been updated to include a statement from NASA.