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The BEAGLE2 to land on Mars xmas day

 
 
littlek
 
Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2003 07:38 pm
The Beagle2 will land, if all goes as planned, on mars on christmas day. This morning the landing pod detached from the carrier. The link below displays a tracking window that is pretty cool.

BEAGLE2

(do we still have a science board?)
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PDiddie
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2003 07:58 pm
Isn't that going to be cool?

Pictures from Mars on Christmas!
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SealPoet
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2003 08:07 pm
Is it the dog thing that gets you? yeah. 'tis cool indeed.
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2003 08:09 pm
That's definitely something to look forward to. My xmas day might be a bit crazy, but I'll try to take a minute to check the lander-news.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2003 08:17 pm
Wow! I am a sucker for these explorations -
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2003 08:18 pm
me too!
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2003 08:32 pm
I still worry about li'l Voyager....
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2003 10:54 pm
me too.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2003 10:58 pm
I'm sure this erudite bunch knows this, but i think that the name is cool, too. Beagle was the ship in which Charles Darwin made his personal voyage of discovery, the data from which he used in The Origin of the Species.

I like the name . . . did i mention that?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2003 11:00 pm
That is a great web site !

Great link, Lil' K, thanks !
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Grand Duke
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2003 07:18 pm
I think it's a shame that the mission seems to be having problems. I really hope that they manage to gain contact with the wee fella soon.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2003 07:37 pm
Damn! Poor li'l Beagle.
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satt fs
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2003 07:48 pm
We can expect Jan 4 when the mothership goes to a position where it will be able to contact the lander.
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Grand Duke
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2003 07:53 pm
I'm patriotic enough to take some pride in the fact that the Beagle team are British-led. Prof Colin Pillinger looks like a farmer, but he seems to know his stuff. I'm awaiting 4th Jan with anticipation.
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littlek
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2003 08:48 pm
Yes, sad indeed. There was talk on the radio of an orbiter able to take images of the landing site. The images won't resolve the lander itself, but should show the parachutes and might give some indication of what went wrong or what to do next.
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satt fs
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2003 08:56 pm
There is a possibility that the communication mode from the lander is compatible only with that of the mothership, which was tested repeatedly.
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littlek
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2003 08:58 pm
Well, here's hoping....
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