The first probe ejects from Pathfinder 7, and heads down through the atmosphere!
While the parachute deploys, Mission Control reports that the entry angle to reach the Impact Ejecta landing site was off… the probe will set down in the Highlands, west of the crater and completely off target!
Worse still, the landing was too fast, damaging the fragile little rover’s tiny, tiny wheels.
“Drat! It’s starting to look like the mini rovers aren’t a very solid design. We might have to go back to the drawing board for the Eve Mini-Landers! We still have two more to go… hopefully they do better!”
One thought on “Year 13, Day 390 (Pathfinder 7’s First Probe Deploys!)”
An annoying landing 😛 These probes are just too heavy for the parachutes, and they land with too much force (and on Eve, that’s no-good!)