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Tuesday, June 24, 2003



Mars Express Computer Problems

Mars Express Orbiter.
Mars Express Orbiter.
Credit: ESA
The ESA's Mars Express appears to have experienced a minor setback when routine testing received an unexpected response from the orbiter. The error has prompted halting of further scheduled tests until the cause can be determined.

Luckily though, this is considered a routine problem that should not seriously harm the mission.

(More info: New Scientist)


- posted by Brian @ 14:25 EST