Over 100 cameras were used to observe the lift-off to check for any falling debris that could damage the orbiter.
The Mars Surveyor '98 mission originally included an orbiter, lander, and rover.
orbiter missions would be followed by craft landing on Europa.
orbiter images are still frustratingly vague and the Huygens images are few in number and cover only a tiny area.
orbiter vehicles - Information on each operational and retired vehicle in the US fleet of space shuttles with details of construction and missions.
Worse still the 1999 Mars climate orbiter ended in pieces simply through failure to spot a mix-up of metric and imperial units.
Click here for a virtual-reality model of the shuttle orbiter using Quicktime.
The movie has been created from the many images taken by the THEMIS instrument on-board the Mars Odyssey orbiter.
Weather frustrates shuttle again Poor weather conditions prevent the Discovery space orbiter from launching for the second day running.
Orbiter is a space flight simulation game that contains very realistic space physics.
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