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ESA spacecraft records crucial NASA signals from Mars

6 Aug 2012, 06:00 UTC
ESA spacecraft records crucial NASA signals from Mars

This morning at 7:14 CEST, ESA’s Mars Express acquired signals from NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory as it delivered the car-sized Curiosity rover onto the Red planet’s surface. ESA’s New Norcia tracking station also picked up signals directly from the NASA mission, 248 million km away at Mars.

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