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Old 16th Jan 2015, 09:44
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British dog found on Mars

BBC News - Lost Beagle2 probe found 'intact' on Mars
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Old 16th Jan 2015, 10:23
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Probably just needs to be switched off and switched on again then.
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Until the year 2000 something like 80% of the missions to Mars (no matter who sent them) failed. Completely atypical compared to missions to other planets which nearly always succeeded.

Obviously in 2000 the inhabitants of the planet stopped bothering (or perhaps left) because after that date we've had a 100% success rate.
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SO close, such a shame it did not open properly, my hat's off to Pillinger and his team!
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Damn shame he didn't live to see it. He got slated by the press (and many on here I should add).
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Old 16th Jan 2015, 11:08
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Get Rover to go take a look
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blamed the failure on a mix of poor management and inadequate testing of systems and components
They could be talking about the Triumph Stag.
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In this design there was reverse redundancy. Any one failure kills the entire mission.
Are any atmospheric re-entry capsules any different?
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Martian 1 to Martian 2; "WTF is this, that's fallen out of the sky?? I'm really curious now! - let's see what it's made out of! ... " (produces large hammer and commences to bash large chunks off Beagle2 .....)
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Get Rover to go take a look
and this to lengthen to 10 characters
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Putting a deployable solar panel where it blocked the antenna if it didn't was amazingly poor design.


Still, one thinks of a recent 747 gear retraction incident.....if it can happen, sooner or later it will.
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The *eagle has landed
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Will they now mount a maintenance mission to Mars?

MRO's data confirms that Beagle landed just 5km from the centre of its targeted touchdown zone.
So, why has it taken 11 years to find it?
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So, why has it taken 11 years to find it?

Waiting for an orbiter with a hi-res camera. ESA's Mars Express doesn't have one.

Just a thought: wonder what the weight & cost penalty of putting a [email protected] corner-cube reflector on the Beagle would have been ?
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Yes, for example the three chutes on Orion.
I was thinking more of the heat shield. I presume Orion only has one.
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and this to lengthen to 10 characters
You can do it this way Mr 1300 -
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Yes, for example the three chutes on Orion.
With the exception of the Shuttle, every re-entry vehicle depends on a single heat shield. And Soyuz depends on a single recovery chute. And Orion depends on a single drogue chute.
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Mars Rover?
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