Mars Global Surveyor's Solar Panel Problem
Mars Global Surveyor's "-Y Solar Panel" woes.
Arrow A indicates the site of a broken hinge. This
problem has been known since shortly after launch in November
1996. Arrow B is the location of the additional damage
that occurred after launch. This damage was not realized until
MGS encountered problems during aerobraking in early October 1997.
For TES News Article Related to This Figure, See...
MGS and TES Update, December 19, 1997
by Greg Mehall
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