Schiaparelli: Crashed lander was ill-prepared for Mars

Posted in Science on 26th May, 2017
by Alex Muller

The crashed European spacecraft Schiaparelli was ill-prepared for its attempt at landing on the surface of Mars.

Schiaparelli: European Space Agency gives update on Mars crash investigation

Posted in Science on 24th Nov, 2016
by Alex Muller

The European Space Agency has released details from its preliminary report into the Schiaparelli crash on Mars.

Key meeting to weigh Mars crash report

Posted in Science on 8th Nov, 2016
by Alex Muller

Engineers are close to identifying the cause of the crash that destroyed the Schiaparelli lander on Mars last month.

Schiaparelli: Mars probe 'crash site identified'

Posted in Science on 22nd Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

The parachute was jettisoned too early and its retrorockets, designed to slow the robot to a hover, fired only for a few seconds. They should have operated for half a minute.

After rough descent, Europe's Mars lander is probably dead

Posted in Hardware on 21st Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

The new Mars orbiter however is a success.