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04-Nov-99 | MPL on course

Mars Polar Lander and Deep Space 2 completed a minor course correction burn on 30 October and are on course for arrival at Mars on 3 December. MPL will soft-land near the Martian south pole to study climate history and composition of the polar ice cap. DS-2 consists of two micro-probes which will impact Mars and penetrate to a depth of up to one metre in order to analyse sub-surface soil.


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