Sunday, May 08, 2005

Mars Express deploys first radar boom

One of my Martian colleagues, the European Mars Express spacecraft, has managed to successfully unfurl the first half of its radar device. This will be used to scan for sub-surface water on the Red Planet if the second half makes it out in one piece. There was a fear that when deploying the boom it would rebound and strike the spacecraft. Shields are down to 30% already after the constant Klingon attacks, so this could cause some serious damage.

But all went well, perhaps we'll find those underground Martian hot tubs after all.

2 Comments:

At 9 May 2005 15:43, Anonymous Anonymous said...

John M again - looks like the Borg came along and interfered with that boom! ...

http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Mars_Express/SEMQGXY5D8E_0.html

 
At 10 May 2005 09:06, Blogger Des said...

So close, what have those Martians got to hide?

 

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