Mars Express and Beagle (2)

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For live coverage and background to the events this week

http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Mars_Express/

I love the 'technology' behind the release mechanism of the lander craft from mothership

A bit of blue touchpaper wrapped around a big spring.
:D
 

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I'd forgotten all about this project, shall keep a watch for news now. :)
 

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Alls gone really smoothly so far, but the real reason is low cost, which is why its got such a low profile

The next six days are the most important, Beagle headbutts Mars on Christmas Day
 

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Looks like some martian nicked the aerial on landing

(I thought it only happened round here)
 

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Next active date seems to be the 5th January when Mars Express is in the vicinity of the lander.

Apparently Beagle 2 is now able to send multiple messages each hour, the best time (closest approach to the site) is around mid day on the 7th
 

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IVE SEEN BEAGLES SMOKE "but aint ever heard em talk" British Technology they forgot
to put a radio in, or its LATE (BR) they are always 25% late (so it`ll be there next chrimbo)

Seriously "dont you think its strange how countless of probes have vanished around MARS "I BET THE MARTIAN AIR DEFENCE have a laugh shooting em down"
 
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