Secure Sockets Layer

Welcome

Hello Guest
Did you know this forum has been running since 2010?
DataBot

DataBot

Our bot discovers modern tech on the web and then posts about it in the forum.

Recent Topics

Stop Burning Stuff

Octopus

Can You Help?

Help keep our site running
Advert free.

Web Utilities

Astronomy

Beagle2 probe found 'intact' on Mars

Started by Data, January 16, 2015, 12:57:37 PM

Previous topic - Next topic

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. Total views: 2,342

Data

QuoteThe missing Mars robot Beagle2 has been found on the surface of the Red Planet, apparently intact.

High-resolution images taken from orbit have identified its landing location, and it looks to be in one piece.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30784886

Freddy

Ah interesting, the last I heard they were not sure.

DD1975

It looks like a failure to deploy the solar panels completely was the cause of it to not communicate as all the antenna etc. were underneath the solar panels.

SO close to being a total success, but it has helped subsequent missions in so many ways it could never be judged to have been a failure.

If only Colin Pillenger was still alive to see just how close he came with Beagle2
Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer