Friday, October 21, 2016

ESA's Schiaparelli Lost

After traveling almost 700 million miles, plus being only one minute from gaining the
surface, ESA's Martian lander Schiaparelli signal was lost.

The Schiaparelli lander showed the first signs of abnormalities soon   after it released its parachute 1km from the surface and the signal went dead soon afterwards, ESA scientists said on Thursday, leaving them unsure of where the probe is and whether it crash-landed.

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1 comment:

Dave Tackett said...

Sad but hardly surprising. Counting Sputnik 24 which failed to leave Earth orbit, the combined record of (USSR/Russia)/ESA at attempted landings in Mars or its moon's is now 0-11. NASA is 6-2. Always hope they succeed but always get against it.