Tuesday, November 14, 2006

MGS Phone Home

The Mars Global Surveyor is still out of contact. The spacecraft, launched 10 years ago to map the Martian surface using high-resolution cameras, has been out of touch from its controllers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory more a week now, and NASA engineers and scientists are trying to re-establish contact with it. The MGS is currently in "safe mode" after it encountered a problem with its solar cell array.

The Mars Global Surveyor website can be found here.

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