How many Mars missions have been successful? 1971 - 2022

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View of Successful Mars or Red planet missions: 


NASA, the U. S National Aeronautics and Space Administration, one of the leading and The Successful Space Agency has carried out milestone Space related missions among which  some have remained successful and other missions didn't succeeded at all. 


Getting the exact data about the successful and unsuccessful missions about the red planet is something  complicated thing. It is commonly stated that roughly half of all Red planet missions have failed.


This picture shows tracks of Curiosity Rover on Mars. The credit of this picture goes to NASA. 

Searching out the exact percentages of successful and unsuccessful Red planet (mars) missions would or must  have been a simplest task  if  it was just to do some basic mathematics.


After all, I can say that it's not an easy task to define the success and failure about NASA's Mars related  missions. 


Pictures from Nasa’s mars reconnaissance orbiter suggested that among  the four spacecraft “petals”, on which the solar panels were installed, one has completely  failed to open. This scene has restricted the deployment of its antenna - and chances of communication with  Planet Earth.


Beagle 2 and other lander missions have completely failed, as they ended up as dust. What do you think? do they get recognition for their coming down into peices. Funny!! 


After all these years, could the lander be assigned a partial Success? ( Red Planet mission) :


If we talk about Soviet Union's Mars-3 Lander. Infact, it was the first Successful Spacecraft that landed softly on Mars on 2 December 1971. It Then started to send some Interesting Images to Ground Controllers. But after Few minutes, the system was dead due to some dusty storm on The Red Planet


According to some of the great scientists, this stormy dust would have been the reason for destroying the  communication Equipment of Lander. 


The Soviet Union before this mission has launched missions like Mars-1M, 2MV, 2M, 2 and 3MS.


Is this mission a Success or Failure? What can be said? 


let's Now talk about Mars Mission ( Red Planet Missions) , What exactly it is? Going back to 1988, when the Soviet Union started two probes for studying mars's two moons named Phobos and Deimos. But due to some technical errors both of these probes failed in achieving their goals. 


what would you like to say about these two missions and the previous ones? Would you count them as missions to moon or should they be framed in the brochure of Mars missions as well? decide by Yourself. 


In extra to this, there are some other missions like NASA's and ESA's Rosetta Probe On their way to their "true" destinations. should it be counted in the list of Successful missions too ? 


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So, it's not too hard for some Space Experts to proclaim that half of the missions have failed and  half succeeded without going deep into it. 


Engineering oversights,  occasionally, pure poor luck ,Software flaws are also factors in failure of missions.


" Metric Matyr "  the term that I didn't know before. Climate Orbiter Mission of Mars by NASA, became the ultimate "metric martyr" when calculations in metric and Imperial standards were muddled up, sending it on the erroneous trajectory as it approached Red Planets orbit.

The Spacecraft is believed to have deviated from it's original direction, which has led it to re-enter an orbit around the Sun. 



Regardless of this - and a small bunch of different misfortunes - the US has by a long shot the best record of progress.


Conclusion:


In conclusion, there should be no hesitation in saying that  it's true NASA has remained successful in half of it's missions  ( Red planet missions ) and unsuccessful in half. But it trusted on the phrase " Never gave up ". That's the reason why NASA is the leading space agency. Other Space related Institutions should  follow NASA in making their Space findings more more advanced. 



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