No signal from European Schiaparelli Mars lander

No signal from European Schiaparelli Mars lander

The European Space Agency is still waiting for confirmation that its Schiaparelli probe has landed on Mars.
The saucer-shaped robot was supposed to have touched down on the Red Planet just before 1500 GMT (1600 BST).
A radio transmission that should have allowed scientists to follow the probe to the surface was not received.
Controllers hope that satellites in orbit at Mars will have detected it and will shortly be able to confirm that the probe got down safely.
Landing on Mars is always a daunting prospect.
It is a high-speed approach that has to be got just right or the spacecraft runs... read more

19 October 2016 in World News, Views: 40
Source: BBC

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