14MAPPING MARS WITH THE MARS ORBITER

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The Mars Orbiter space probe has been successfully injected into Martian orbit, but all is not well. The orbit is highly elliptical, and the project’s mapping objectives require a low-altitude circular orbit. Fortunately, there’s just enough propellant on board to correct things, assuming the eggheads at Mission Control have the patience and skill to pull it off!

In this chapter, you’ll design and build a game based on this scenario. You’ll use pygame again (for an overview of pygame, see “A Slice of pygame” on page 267), and you’ll do your part to advance STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) ...

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