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Beagle 2 - Second Opportunity Passes With no Contact

Status Report From: European Space Agency
Posted: Thursday, December 25, 2003

image Between 23:20 and 00:40 CET on 25/26 December, the 76-metre radio telescope dish at the Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK, attempted to detect a signal from the Beagle 2 lander. No signal was detected.

On 26 December, NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter will carry out another pass of the landing site at 19:14 CET. This will be followed up by another sweep by Jodrell Bank early on the morning of 27 December, between 00:20 and 01:00 CET.

While initial attempts to detect a signal from the tiny spacecraft have failed, further efforts are scheduled whenever possible during the next few days.

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