Posts Tagged ‘Lander’

Computer glitch blamed for European Mars lander crash

Paris (AFP) Nov 24, 2016

A tiny lander that crashed on Mars last month flew into the Red Planet at 540 kilometres (335 miles) per hour instead of gently gliding to a stop, after a computer misjudged its altitude, scientists said.

Schiaparelli was…

How NASA Found The Lost ExoMars Lander So Quickly

Europe’s Schiaparelli Mars lander did not have had the smooth landing its team had hoped for on October 19, but at least it didn’t stay missing for long. A high-resolution camera onboard a NASA satellite discovered the errant spacecraft’s parachute and…

New NASA Images Confirm Schiaparelli’s Demise

The fate of the European Space Agency’s Schiaparelli lander is sealed.

An image taken Tuesday by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveals a series of impact crates strewn about the expected landing zone of the craft, with no sign of the lander …

ExoMars mission continues to thrive despite loss of lander

Despite the apparent loss of the Schiaparelli lander, the other half of the ExoMars 2016 mission, the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO), has successfully entered the Red Planet’s orbit and will continue to function as expected, officials from the European Space Agency (ESA) have confirmed. According to Gizmodo and The Verge, ESA officials believe that the […]

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