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Fraser
2005-Sep-10, 04:44 AM
SUMMARY: The European Space Agency is moving forward to deploy the second of Mars' Express radar booms. The 20-metre (65 foot) boom is set to unfurl between June 13 and June 21. The deployment was delayed because of a problem with the first boom, which didn't unfold perfectly, so engineers had to devise a solution to warm it in the Sun to get it to fully lock into place. Once its three booms are extended, Mars Express will be able to search for underground sources of water and ice on the Red Planet.

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