Radio Problems Delay Phoenix Mission On Mars

May 28, 2008

The NASA Phoenix Mars Lander mission has been delayed by a few days due to a radio communication problem confirmed by NASA..Orlando (ChattahBox) – The NASA Phoenix Mars Lander mission has been delayed by a few days due to a radio communication problem confirmed by NASA.

On Tuesday, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter stopped all radio communications with the Phoenix Mars Lander, causing the delay of the 3-month mission.

Due to this, NASA was unable to send any directions to Phoenix. They will have to use the Odyssey to talk with Phoenix is this persist, but that would be a last-ditch scenario.

The manager of the Mars Exploration Program for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, Fuk Li stated that “Phoenix is healthy. Everything is fine.”

NASA is likely to reveal new information on the status of Phoenix later today, as we all wait for the digging to begin on Mars.

Phoenix will be digging through the soil and ice on Mars to search for signs of life.


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