January 1998 Volume 7 Number 1

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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

TES News is published quarterly by the Arizona Mars K-12 Education Program. This newsletter may be copied for EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.

EDITED BY Kenneth S. Edgett, Arizona Mars K-12 Education Program, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA.
E-mail: ken.edgett@asu.edu