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No Sign of Beagle
No Sign of Beagle
30 Dec 2003
(Source: Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council)

Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council
Swindon, U.K.

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Peter Barratt
Email: peter.barratt@pparc.ac.uk

Gill Ormrod
Tel: +44 (0)1793-442012
Email: gill.ormrod@pparc.ac.uk

Julia Maddock
Tel: +44 (0)1793-442094
Email: julia.maddock@pparc.ac.uk

The Beagle 2 Media Centre is located at:

The Open University - Camden Offices
1-11 Hawley Crescent
Camden, London NW1 8NP
Tel: +44 (0)1908-332015 or +44 (0)1908-332017
Fax: +44 (0)1908-332016

30 December 2003

Odyssey reports still no contact with Beagle 2

The sixth attempt by NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter to communicate with Beagle 2 was made this morning, but, as on previous occasions, no data were received.

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The next Mars Odyssey communication opportunity will take place at 20:20 GMT this evening. The results of this session will be announced on the Beagle 2 and PPARC Web sites.

Other opportunities to communicate with Beagle 2, including pre-programmed sessions with Mars Express, are listed on the Beagle 2 Web site.

The next Beagle 2 press briefing is scheduled to take place at the Media Centre in Camden on Sunday 4 January. Details will be confirmed on the Web sites at a later date.

NOTES FOR EDITORS

Beagle 2 has been pre-programmed to send a pulsing on-off signal once a minute (10 seconds on, 50 seconds off) during daylight hours on Mars. Some 9 minutes later, this call home should reach Earth after a journey of about 100 million miles (157 million km).

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