MarCO by the numbers

MarCO by the Numbers

  • 300 Million Miles – Distance the MarCOs have traveled to get to Mars
  • ~48000 mph – Speed of the MarCO spacecraft relative to Earth
  • 8000 bps – UHF data rate from InSight to MarCO and from each MarCO to the Deep Space Network
  • 2 – Number of MarCOs launched AND the number of MarCOs that successfully supported the InSight mission with communications relay during entry and landing at Mars
  • ~1 AU – Distance Mars-Earth at EDL
  • 11/26/2018 at 12:47 pm MST — the exact date and time CubeSats, with MMA HaWK Solar Arrays, made history!

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