spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


NASA turns off malfunctioning Mars Odyssey instrument
Posted: Tue, Aug 21, 2001, 11:39 AM ET (1539 GMT)
Mars Odyssey spacecraft illustration Problems with a radiation detector on NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft have caused project officials to turn off the instrument at least temporarily, JPL announced Monday. The Mars Radiation Environment Experiment (MARIE) instrument failed to respond during a scheduled downlink session last week. After efforts to reset the instrument from the ground failed, officials decided to turn off the instrument until after the spacecraft enters orbit around Mars October 23. In the meantime, engineers will try to determine what is wrong with MARIE based on the limited data available, and proposed an action plan to get the experiment working again after Mars orbit insertion. MARIE is designed to measure the radiation environment around Mars in preparation for future human missions to the Red Planet. There are no other problems with the spacecraft or its other instruments.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Russia plans to resume crewed Soyuz launches in December
Posted: Sun, Nov 4 9:00 AM ET (1400 GMT)

China launches Beidou satellite
Posted: Sun, Nov 4 8:59 AM ET (1359 GMT)

Dawn mission declared over
Posted: Sun, Nov 4 8:58 AM ET (1358 GMT)

news links
Tuesday, November 13
Comment: Is Rocket Lab even a New Zealand company?
Newstalk ZB (New Zealand) — 6:34 am ET (1134 GMT)
Rocket Lab Debuts Low-Cost Rocket in First Commercial Launch
Popular Mechanics — 6:33 am ET (1133 GMT)
Rocket-maker ArianeGroup to cut 2,300 jobs
AFP — 6:31 am ET (1131 GMT)
Fleet Space sends Australia's first commercial mini-satellites into orbit
Business News Australia — 6:31 am ET (1131 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list