30 Dec Update on Beagle 2 Communications

Status Report From: Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council
Posted: Tuesday, December 30, 2003

09.30 GMT, 30 December 2003

The sixth attempt by NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter to communicate with Beagle 2 was made this morning, but, as on previous occasions, no data were received.

The next Mars Odyssey communication opportunity will take place at 20.20 GMT this evening. The results of this session will be announced on the Beagle 2 and PPARC Web sites.

Other opportunities to communicate with Beagle 2, including pre-programmed sessions with Mars Express, are listed on the Beagle 2 Web site.

The next Beagle 2 press briefing is scheduled to take place at the Media Centre in Camden on Sunday 4 January. Details will be confirmed on the Web sites at a later date.

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