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View Full Version : NASA and ESA Orbiters Join Forces to Prepare for Phoenix Arrival on May 25th, 2008



Fraser
2008-Feb-28, 10:40 PM
When the Phoenix lander hits the Martian atmosphere at over 20,000 km/h, at least it will feel safe in the knowledge that it has three buddies*looking out for it. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Mars Odyssey are already preparing for Phoenix’s arrival, and now ESA's Mars Express has been asked to assist in watching the [...]

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Jerry
2008-Feb-29, 04:45 AM
Major milestone, this one - this probe will be the first one landing on Mars where accelerometers, ground-truthing radar and accurate Doppler will track the entry and decent.