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13-Apr-07 | MGS Review Board releases its prelimiary report

The review board studying the loss of Mars Global Surveyor in November 2006 has released its preliminary report. As expected, the orbiter “appears to have succumbed to battery failure caused by a complex sequence of events involving the onboard computer memory and ground commands.” Recommendations for improved mission procedures and management are forthcoming. (NASA Press Release, 13-Apr-07)

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