View Full Version : Beagle 2 Tests Complete

2005-Sep-11, 12:41 AM
SUMMARY: The European Space Agency has been testing all aspects of the Mars Express spacecraft to ensure that it's ready for its encounter with Mars. This week they put the UK-built Beagle 2 lander through its paces. The tests included uploading software and turning various instruments on and off, and everything seems to be working properly. A final series of tests will be done in mid-July. Mars Express is expected to reach the Red Planet on December 19 - Beagle 2 will land on the surface on December 25.

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