What is the Pheonix MarsLander mission?

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What is the Pheonix MarsLander mission?
« on: 10/04/2008 12:51:29 »
The Pheonix mars lander is this going to be like the other Rovers and carry on working till the solar panels or something else stops it from
doing things?

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« Last Edit: 18/04/2008 09:35:02 by chris »

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Re: What is the Pheonix MarsLander mission?
« Reply #1 on: 10/04/2008 13:26:23 »
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Re: What is the Pheonix MarsLander mission?
« Reply #2 on: 10/04/2008 13:37:14 »
It can't move so I would have thought that it will have studied everything it can reach with its robot arm after a few months. After that it is just a very sophisticated camera platform. Also it is landing north of the martian arctic circle so during the winter there would be no power and it gets down to -140C so it won't keep functioning during the winter. So it will only have a few months rather than years.

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Re: What is the Pheonix MarsLander mission?
« Reply #3 on: 10/04/2008 19:08:40 »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7340670.stm
http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/phobos.php
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mro/

These are the relevant links and it shows just how interesting. fascinating and beautful Mars is.
Rosalind Franklin was my first cousin and one my life's main regrets is that I never met this brilliant and beautiful lady.
She discovered the Single DNA Helix in 1953, then it was taken by Wilkins without her knowledge or agreeement.

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Re: What is the Pheonix MarsLander mission?
« Reply #4 on: 11/04/2008 07:31:52 »
thanks for your replies well I do think a set wheels would  be a good idea then you could test several areas because you never hit the right spot the first time
regards Lee