NASA space probe has changed course to avoid a collision with the satellite of Mars
The space probe MAVEN was forced to slightly change course to avoid a collision with the satellite Phobos Mars, according to NASA website. As representatives of the Agency, MAVEN in orbit Mars for two years, but now they had to increase the speed of the probe about 0.4 meters per second, which allowed him to slightly change the trajectory of motion. As a result, the probe was able to avoid a collision with Phobos: the satellite unit and at one point will be a difference of 2.5 minutes. This is the first maneuver that MAVEN taken in order to avoid collisions with satellites of the planet. Without its holding device and have proved Phobos one point March 6 with the difference in six seconds, which would lead to a clash.