January 17, 2021

Schiaparelli Mars probe’s parachute ‘jettisoned too early’

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By Jonathan Amos BBC Science Correspondent, Darmstadt From BBC Europe’s Schiaparelli lander did not behave as expected as it headed down to the surface of Mars on Wednesday. Telemetry data recovered from the probe during its descent indicates that its parachute was jettisoned too early. The rockets it was supposed to use to bring itself to […]