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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