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Third Listening Period to Begin Monday, April 5
April 2, 2010
 

Phoenix Mars Lander and surrounding ground as seen from orbit on Feb. 25, 2010. Phoenix Mars Lander and surrounding ground as seen from orbit on Feb. 25, 2010. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona
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Mars Odyssey and Phoenix Status Report

PASADENA, Calif. - From April 5 through April 9, NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter will conduct a third campaign to check whether the Phoenix Mars Lander has come back to life after experiencing a Martian arctic winter it was not designed to survive. The orbiter received no signal from the solar-powered lander during two listening campaigns earlier this year. While Odyssey listens for Phoenix during 60 overflights next week, the Phoenix site will be in around-the-clock sunshine. Phoenix completed its three-month mission in the Martian arctic in 2008 and worked for two additional months before energy became insufficient.

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