After almost two months of aerobraking, MAVEN reached the desired orbit lowering its apogee from 6050 km to 4570 km, thus bringing its period of revolution from 4.4 hours to 3.7 hours.
In this way the probe will make 6.6 orbits per day instead of the previous 5.3 and being closer to the ground will also be used for telecommunications with ground rovers, since it has enough fuel to remain operational at least until 2030.
The operation was carried out perfectly and smoothly, contrary to ESA’s TGO that risked several times to precipitate due to an unexpected excessive density of the atmosphere that had produced a slowdown such as to endanger the orbital stability of the probe itself.

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