Friday, June 8, 2012

Mars Orbiter in Safe Mode After Detecting Problem

NASA troubleshoots problem on Mars Odyssey orbiter

Published: Friday, Jun. 8, 2012 - 4:35 pm
Last Modified: Friday, Jun. 8, 2012 - 6:01 pm
A NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars is in safe mode after it detected a problem.
The Mars Odyssey, which has been circling the red planet since 2001, noticed something odd with one of its gyroscope-like devices that helps control its orientation and entered standby mode as a precaution Thursday evening.

MORE: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/06/08/4548945/nasa-troubleshoots-problem-on.html

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