Mars Express Fails to Contact Beagle 2

Status Report From: Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council
Posted: Friday, January 9, 2004

Yesterday's pass over the Beagle 2 landing site by ESA's Mars Express orbiter which occurred at about 12:50 GMT(8th January) was unsuccessful in achieving a result.

The next opportunities for Mars Express to detect a signal from Beagle 2 are as follows:

  • 9 January, around 13:27 GMT
  • 10 January, around 14:04 GMT
  • 12 January, around 02:02 GMT

The results of future communication opportunities will be posted on the Beagle 2 and PPARC Web sites.

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