Sunday, May 25, 2008

Waiting Again

So now that Phoenix is on the ground, we're waiting for MRO to get re-oriented and to begin transmitting all the data it recorded during PHX EDL. There shouldn't be much to learn from the data since the Phoenix signal through Odyssey was maintained all the way down (phenomenal! no plasma blackout!), but once it's on the ground, we can then start downlinking something unique that we took ...

We tried to take a picture of Phoenix while it was descending, dangling from it's parachute. We may or may not have got it, but we shall see! We're hopeful, and if we got it and if it's any good, wow! It would be nothing short of awesome -- a real first. We'll see!

Still waiting ...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

that is neat that it landed ok? What is the next concern in the flight landing?

Mom Glad

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