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Fraser
2007-Feb-12, 01:54 AM
Although NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is about to break the record for science data returned from the Red Planet, it's got a couple of problems that could be getting worse. ...

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2007/02/11/imaging-problems-for-mars-reconnaissance-orbiter/)

Grand_Lunar
2007-Feb-12, 12:50 PM
Hope this problem get corrected. Would be a shame to see this new "eye on Mars" quit ahead of its warrenty.

stargazer_7000
2007-Feb-12, 04:25 PM
...these incredibale machines have been working for such along time - much longer than anybody could hope for or anticipate. I was wondering when the breakdown would finally come, and I sure hope this current issue can be solved so that we get even more pics from Mars`surface!
best regards
Dietmar

01101001
2007-Feb-12, 06:32 PM
...these incredibale machines have been working for such along time - much longer than anybody could hope for or anticipate. I was wondering when the breakdown would finally come, and I sure hope this current issue can be solved so that we get even more pics from Mars`surface!

The MRO started its primary science phase way back toward the end of November 2006, just 3 months ago. Wikipedia: Timeline of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_Mars_Reconnaissance_Orbiter)

For a recent breakdown near Mars, are you perhaps speaking of the relatively recent loss of contact with the much more elderly Mars Global Surveyor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Global_Surveyor)?

Blob
2007-Feb-12, 09:27 PM
Hum,
i sense he is thinking about the Opportunity and Spirit rovers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Exploration_Rover).

BigDon
2007-Feb-13, 09:31 AM
I guess taking it back to the store for a new one isn't an option.