2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018
Tuesday, December 9, 2003|
In a widely-expected announcement, the Japanese space agency today announced that it had failed to recover key electrical systems on its Mars-bound Nozomi spacecraft and was abandoning the mission. Nozomi, plagued by problems throughout its five-year life, was launched to conduct observations of the Martian atmosphere and magnetic field.
|Artist's conception of Nozomi spacecraft.|
The Japanese space agency nows says it will attempt to use Nozomi to make observations of the solar wind as it orbits the sun.
(More info: CNN.com)
- posted by Brian @ 19:22 EST