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Deep Space 2

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The Deep Space 2 mission was a pair of new technology microprobes to ride on the Mars Polar Lander. They were going to collect samples, search for water, and perform a soil thermal experiment. Total cost $29 million. These were lost with the Mars Polar Lander mission.

Mission Timeline

  • Jan 03, 1999 - Launch from Cape Canaveral
  • Dec 03, 1999 - Mars Landing - lost communication
  • Dec 15, 1999 - Still no communication - MGS will image site to look for the spacecraft.

Last Updated on December 16, 1999

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Karen Meech, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii