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Fraser
2003-Dec-29, 05:07 AM
SUMMARY: Controllers have made two more attempts to reach the Beagle 2 lander, which was thought to have entered Mars' atmosphere on December 25: once with both the Jodrell Bank radio telescope and again with Mars Odyssey. Although they're disappointed, the engineers still have a few tricks up their sleeves. A special team has been put together, and is working around the clock to devise solutions for potential problems with the lander; if there are hardware or software problems, or if it's ended up at an unusual angle. People will really start to lose hope in early January when Mars Express reaches its final polar orbit - it's the spacecraft Beagle 2 was designed to communicate with.

What do you think about this story? Post your comments below.

Littlemews
2003-Dec-29, 05:17 AM
Maybe the signal box was destroy or the signal from Earth is too far away from Mars, therefore can't communicate....

William Mc Bride
2003-Dec-29, 03:44 PM
I t got blown off course drtermine wind speed and direction calculate distance

you will find it

tycho1981
2003-Dec-29, 08:10 PM
I see that Beagle 2 lander had landed at the crater!
http://www.astrostart.nl/index.php?subacti..._from=&ucat=51& (http://www.astrostart.nl/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1072716383&archive=&start_from=&ucat=51&)

Littlemews
2003-Dec-29, 09:29 PM
Its been 4 days from now, still no signal ;)

Current status

29-Dec-2003
09:30 GMT

No signal received via Odyssey.
http://www.beagle2.com/index.htm

Fraser
2003-Dec-29, 10:48 PM
That story was saying that it could have landed in a crater, and that could be the problem. So far, though, nothing definitive.