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Old December 26th 03, 12:30 PM
Martin Milan
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Prof Colin Pillinger announced in a press conference this morning that
the Beagle 2 team are hoping to receive offers of assistance from any
radio telescope capable of receiving from Mars on a frequency of
401.56Mhz.

The hope is to extend the observations window in an attempt to
establish contact with Beagle 2 - the British Mars Lander.

The website for the Beagle team is www.beagle2.com

I am not connected with the team - just trying to spread the word...
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Old December 27th 03, 09:47 AM
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Martin Milan wrote:


The hope is to extend the observations window in an attempt to
establish contact with Beagle 2 - the British Mars Lander.


Isn't this a joint European effort?

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Old December 27th 03, 10:24 AM
Rene PE1RA
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Martin Milan wrote:
Prof Colin Pillinger announced in a press conference this morning that
the Beagle 2 team are hoping to receive offers of assistance from any
radio telescope capable of receiving from Mars on a frequency of
401.56Mhz.

The hope is to extend the observations window in an attempt to
establish contact with Beagle 2 - the British Mars Lander.

The website for the Beagle team is www.beagle2.com

I am not connected with the team - just trying to spread the word...


According to my contacts at Westerbork telescope, The Netherlands, the
frequency may be slightly off because of temperatures on Mars. Therefore,
the frequency band 400.1 to 408.1 MHz will be scanned. Any help from other
radio telescopes, especially the ones in the Australasian region, is
appreciated.

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René Altena - PE1RA
Nijverdal - The Netherlands - JO32FJ
pe1ra @ amsat.org - http://pe1ra.tk


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Old December 28th 03, 12:51 AM
Chris Jones
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anonymous writes:

Martin Milan wrote:

The hope is to extend the observations window in an attempt to
establish contact with Beagle 2 - the British Mars Lander.


Isn't this a joint European effort?


Not the lander hardware; the mission was since the lander piggybacked on
the European Mars Express orbiter, which took care of all the
maneuvering to put Beagle on course for Mars (and the subsequent
maneuvering to put itself into orbit around Mars). Mars Express is also
designed to relay signals to and from Beagle. Also, the Russians sold
the launcher and launch services which sent the probes on their way, so
the European mission to Mars left from the steppes of Asia, in
Kazakstan.

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Old December 28th 03, 11:02 AM
Rene PE1RA
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anonymous wrote:
Martin Milan wrote:


The hope is to extend the observations window in an attempt to
establish contact with Beagle 2 - the British Mars Lander.


Isn't this a joint European effort?


Mars Express is a joint European effort. Beagle 2 is a British lander.

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René Altena - PE1RA
Nijverdal - The Netherlands - JO32FJ
pe1ra @ amsat.org - http://pe1ra.tk


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Old December 30th 03, 11:16 AM
Sparky
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On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 13:03:06 +0000, Mark Preston
wrote:

On Sat, 27 Dec 2003 09:47:26 GMT, anonymous
wrote:

Martin Milan wrote:


The hope is to extend the observations window in an attempt to
establish contact with Beagle 2 - the British Mars Lander.


Isn't this a joint European effort?

The whole Mars Express mission is shared, yes - but Beagle is entirely
Briitish (and entirely non-governmental at that).


A privatised space mission - this explains a lot.

Most likely "the wrong kind of atmosphere" on Mars (or leaves on the
track).
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Old December 30th 03, 03:50 PM
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On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 13:03:06 +0000, Mark Preston
wrote:

On Sat, 27 Dec 2003 09:47:26 GMT, anonymous
wrote:

Martin Milan wrote:


The hope is to extend the observations window in an attempt to
establish contact with Beagle 2 - the British Mars Lander.


Isn't this a joint European effort?

The whole Mars Express mission is shared, yes - but Beagle is entirely
Briitish (and entirely non-governmental at that).


Apart from some "minor" fundings from ESA it seems...

http://www.beagle2.com/resources/resources3d.htm
 




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