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#1 2003-11-28 14:19:41

Rxke
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From: Belgium
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Re: Flare Damages Odyssey - One instrument shut down

[color=#000000:post_uid0]BBC Article

Solar flares causing havoc not only around  Earth....[/color:post_uid0]


ExoMars' launcher's 2nd stage is probably en route to Mars. Unsterilised... yikes

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#2 2003-11-28 20:06:16

Shaun Barrett
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Re: Flare Damages Odyssey - One instrument shut down

[color=#000000:post_uid4]Ah well.
    As long as nothing else goes wrong. I suppose we should be thankful it's not more serious.
                                                 smile[/color:post_uid4]


The word 'aerobics' came about when the gym instructors got together and said: If we're going to charge $10 an hour, we can't call it Jumping Up and Down.   - Rita Rudner

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#3 2003-11-29 02:54:52

Rxke
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Re: Flare Damages Odyssey - One instrument shut down

[color=#000000:post_uid0]Odyssey has been a fantastic mission up until now. Hope it keeps functioning for a bit longer, though. It's a valuable asset for Mars exploration: as the article stated, it has still a critical mission to accomplish: data-relay for Beagle 2...[/color:post_uid0]


ExoMars' launcher's 2nd stage is probably en route to Mars. Unsterilised... yikes

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#4 2003-11-29 09:49:52

Palomar
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Re: Flare Damages Odyssey - One instrument shut down

[color=#000000:post_uid12]it has still a critical mission to accomplish: data-relay for Beagle 2...[/color:post_uid12][/quote:post_uid12]
[color=#810541:post_uid12]*Yes...and hopefully [i:post_uid12]that[/i:post_uid12] portion of the mission will succeed despite the damage incurred.

The BBC really has excellent articles; I almost prefer their science coverage to Yahoo!

--Cindy[/color:post_uid12]


We all know those Venusians: Doing their hair in shock waves, smoking electrical coronas, wearing Van Allen belts and resting their tiny elbows on a Geiger counter...

--John Sladek (The New Apocrypha)

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