Talk:2001 Mars Odyssey

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Comment[edit]

maybe we could add that the probe commicates to earth at about 128000 bps, which is the same as dual isdn

source http://www.space.com/spacenews/businessmonday_041115.html

Does the probe ever have to resend data? Or are 128000 bits new, every second? 216.99.201.57 (talk) 20:01, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Spacecraft infobox[edit]

There are several problems with the "infobox" for this spacecraft. Down in the orbital elements sections, it lists (in the wiki source code):

Orbital_elements = 
Semimajor_Axis = 3785 km
Eccentricity = 0.0115
Inclination = 93.2 deg
Orbital_Period = 1.964 hours

I added a note about the axis radius indicating that it's 400 km above the surface. I added the "hours" units to the otherwise ambiguous orbital period.

It would be nice to be able to link to the definition of a [semi-major axis], but the infobox construct apparently doesn't allow this (go ahead, try). Someone more knowledgable in the ways of the wiki will need to correct this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.245.118.74 (talk) 22:45, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Name[edit]

I don't know about you, but most people know the Mars Odyssey simply as that. The 2001 was a prefix to it's name that was added before it had been launched (To distinguish it from future launches that might have the same name). I vote to move the article to Mars Odyssey.

Nope, read the Naming section, which explains the history of "it's" official name.

Stub[edit]

This article doesn't seem to be a stub anymore to me. Is there a reason the tag still exists? ~Kruck 20:16, 18 July 2006 (UTC)