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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in Mars orbit, illustration. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is a multipurpose spacecraft designed to conduct reconnaissance and exploration of Mars from orbit. The MRO contains a host of scientific instruments such as cameras, spectrometers, and radar, which are used to analyse landforms, stratigraphy, minerals, and ice. It paves the way for future missions by monitoring the daily weather of Mars.
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