- The Mars '96 Mission was initially funded as Mars '94
by the Soviet Union, before the union ended in 1991.
- Russia's Mars '96 was launched November 17, 1996.
- The spacecraft re-entered Earth's atmosphere and was lost within
less than a day after launch.
- MSSS Connection: The "Mars Relay" system on Mars Global
Surveyor was to have relayed data from the Mars '96
landers. The relay system used computer space on the MGS MOC
camera provided by MSSS. MSSS President Michael Malin was
a Mars '96 science investigator.
Mars '96 Background and Information
© 2005 by Malin Space Science Systems, Inc.