Year 12, Day 392 (Pathfinder 3 Probe 1 Lost)



Pathfinder 3 deploys it’s first probe!


Little was known about Vall when Pathfinder 3 was launched, it is now obvious that the probe suite on Pathfinder 3 is somewhat ill equipped – Vall has no atmosphere so the parachute and heat shield are a waste of mass!


Pathfinder 3’s first probe also has insufficient fuel to slow down in time, and the probe crashes into the surface!


The probe transmits this haunting photo of Jool and the surface of Vall right before communications are lost!