The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is designed to orbit Mars over a full martian year and gather data with six scientific instruments, including a high-resolution imager.

Areas for close-up HiRISE imaging are selected on the basis of data returned from Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Odyssey, and regional surveys conducted by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's own instruments.

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is a multipurpose spacecraft designed to conduct reconnaissance and exploration of Mars from orbit. One of two missions considered for the 2003 Mars launch window, the MRO proposal lost against what became known as the Mars Exploration Rovers.The orbiter mission was rescheduled for launch in 2005, and NASA announced its final name, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, on October 26, 2000. Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter will carry three instruments that will assist in spacecraft navigation and communications. Diagram of instrumentation aboard MRO. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) arrived at Mars in 2006 with a mission to search for evidence that water previously existed on the … Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is a spacecraft designed to study the geology and climate of Mars, provide reconnaissance of future landing sites, and relay data from surface missions back to Earth. In November 2006, after five months of aerobraking, it entered its final science orbit and began its primary science phase.

It was launched on August 12, 2005 and reached Mars on March 10, 2006. February 18, 2020 NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Undergoes Memory Update December 10, 2019 NASA's Treasure Map for Water Ice on Mars November 26, 2019 Global Storms on Mars Launch Dust Towers Into the Sky The US$720 million spacecraft was built by Lockheed Martin under the supervision of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

The Principal Investigator (lead scientist) for HiRISE is Alfred McEwen from the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona. MRO is modeled after NASA's highly successful Mars Global Surveyor …