MARSIS

ESA's Mars Express arrived at Mars over a year ago now but the MARSIS experiment (Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding) has not yet been deployed. That is because they are a bit worried that it may whip back and strike the spacecraft. Despite the worries, officials at ESA have taken the decision to deploy the 20 metre long arms possibly this April in order to take advantage of Mars Express's closer passes to Mars from April to June.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Tuesday 08th Feb 2005 (17:52 UTC) | Permalink
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