Still no Signal from Beagle 2

Status Report From: Open University
Posted: Friday, December 26, 2003

image Tonight's scan for a signal from Beagle 2 by the 250 ft (76 m) Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, UK, was unsuccessful.

The next communication opportunity with the Mars Odyssey orbiter will take place at about 06.15 GMT this morning. The results of this session will be announced at a press briefing in the Beagle 2 Media Centre at 08.30 GMT.

During this press briefing, Professor Colin Pillinger, Beagle 2 lead scientist, will be joined by Professor David Southwood, director of science for the European Space Agency, and Professor Alan Wells from the University of Leicester Space Research Centre.

The Beagle 2 Team.

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