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  Phoenix (spacecraft) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Peter H. Smith of the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory heads the Phoenix mission, named for the Phoenix, a mythological bird that is repeatedly reborn of ashes.
Phoenix is a partnership of universities, NASA centers, and the aerospace industry.
The lander for Phoenix was built and was being tested to fly as part of the Mars Surveyor 2001 Lander, but that lander was canceled after the Mars Polar Lander was lost upon landing near Mars' south pole in December 1999.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Phoenix_(spacecraft)   (800 words)

  
 Cluster Of Phoenix's Set To Rise
Spacecraft number five (FM5) was to be named Phoenix, after a mythical Arabian bird which was burnt on a funeral pile and then rose from the ashes to live again.
Phoenix was given the go-ahead by the ESA Science Programme Committee in July 1996.
Phoenix, the last of the four Cluster II satellites to be integrated, is undergoing a thorough post-assembly examination in the test facilities of IABG near Munich.
www.spacedaily.com /news/cluster2-00a.html   (575 words)

  
 EADS Phoenix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Phoenix is the prototype of Hopper, a proposed unmanned European reusable launch vehicle.
Phoenix is part of the German national program ASTRA, a €40 million project founded by the German Federal Government, EADS SPACE Transportation and the State of Bremen with one third each.
The Phoenix RLV prototype is 6.9 meters long (23 ft), has a weight of 1,200 kilograms (2,640 lb), and a wingspan of 3.9 meters (13 ft).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/EADS_Phoenix   (446 words)

  
 Phoenix and Cluster II - Towards a recovery
The four spacecraft were identically equipped with a state-of the-art set of instruments to measure fields, particles and the composition of the plasmas along their highly eccentric, polar orbit.
The spacecraft in their deployed configuration were dominated by their four wire booms (50 m each) belonging to the electric field and wave instrument.
Relative distances between the spacecraft would have been adjusted in the course of the mission depending on the spatial scales of the structures to be studied, varying from a few hundred kilometres to a few Earth radii.
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 NASA's Solar System Exploration: Missions: By Target: Mars: Future: Phoenix   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Phoenix is truly a mission risen from the ashes.
The spacecraft has lived in a clean room since its launch was scrubbed due to the loss of the Mars Polar Lander in 1999.
Phoenix will be the first to explore the surface of a polar region on Mars, areas rich in water-ice (right).
sse.jpl.nasa.gov /missions/profile.cfm?Sort=Target&Target=Mars&MCode=Phoenix   (221 words)

  
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 Phoenix Mars Lander - Spacecraft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
During the 10-month cruise to Mars, the spacecraft must be able to withstand the vacuum of space with potential radiation hazards from solar storms and micro-meteor impacts from interplanetary dust.
Finally, during surface operations, the spacecraft must withstand the extremely cold temperatures of the martian arctic and the dust storms that potentially affect the area.
The Phoenix Mission is operated for NASA by the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona in partnership with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lockheed Martin and the Canadian Space Agency.
phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu /technology/spacecraft.php   (433 words)

  
 Mars Exploration: Missions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Named for the resilient mythological bird, Phoenix uses a lander that was intended for use by 2001's Mars Surveyor lander prior to its cancellation.
To analyze soil samples collected by the robotic arm, Phoenix will carry an "oven" and a "portable laboratory." Selected samples will be heated to release volatiles that can be examined for their chemical composition and other characteristics.
NASA has selected the University of Arizona "Phoenix" mission for launch in 2007 as what is hoped will be the first in a new line of smaller competed "Scout" missions in the agency's Mars Exploration Program.
mars.jpl.nasa.gov /missions/future/phoenix.html   (489 words)

  
 SPACE.com -- Phoenix Mars Lander: Strong Arming The Red Planet
True to its namesake, Phoenix has risen from the ashes of two unsuccessful attempts to reach Mars: The ill-fated Mars Polar Lander that was lost at the planet in 1999 and a Mars Surveyor Program lander that was cancelled and mothballed in 2000.
The Phoenix Mission is operated for NASA by the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona in Tucson, in partnership with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, and the Canadian Space Agency.
Phoenix will dig deep enough into the soil to analyze the soil environment, presumably protected from ultraviolet rays, and look for organic signatures and assess the potential habitability of the subsurface.
www.space.com /businesstechnology/050831_phoenix_tech.html   (1885 words)

  
 Phoenix (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Phoenix, a character in the Iliad, tutor of Achilles and father of Adonis; or a different character in Greek mythology, brother of Europa and Cadmus
Phoenix, the handle of Nahshon Even-Chaim, the first major computer hacker to be arrested by Australian Federal Police after intruding into US defense and nuclear weapons research computer systems
Phoenix, a nickname sometimes used for Japan after World War II The Phoenix, a roller coaster in Knoebels amusement park in Elysburg, Pennsylvania.
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 ABC News: NASA Makes Plans to Launch Phoenix Mars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Phoenix will be the first mission of the Mars Scout program, a renewed, low-cost effort to study the Red Planet.
"The Phoenix mission explores new territory in the northern plains of Mars analogous to the permafrost regions on Earth," principal investigator Peter Smith of the University of Arizona said in a statement.
The Phoenix probe had been in storage at a Lockheed Martin clean room in Denver before it was resurrected for its current mission.
abcnews.go.com /Technology/wireStory?id=815206   (461 words)

  
 TPS: Exploring Mars: The Phoenix (Mars Scout 1) Mission   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The spacecraft was originally intended to be the Mars Surveyor 2001 lander, a mission that was canceled after the failure of its twin, Mars Polar Lander.
For its new mission, the spacecraft will include many of the same instruments that flew onboard Mars Polar Lander, instruments that were to fly on Mars 2001, and include a few new instruments designed specifically for this mission.
In addition, the spacecraft is equipped with a robotic arm that will be able to dig trenches in the soil almost as deep as the spacecraft is tall.
www.planetary.org /mars/phoenix.html   (429 words)

  
 NASA - Phoenix: The Search for Water
Originally part of the 2001 Mars Surveyor Program, the spacecraft that was built and tested to fly with the Mars Polar Lander mission was stored after the loss of the Surveyor.
The immediate goals of the Phoenix mission are to study the geologic history of water, and to search for evidence that Mars may have sustained life.
Phoenix is a partnership managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, will build and test the spacecraft while Canadian partners provide the meteorological instrumentation.
www.nasa.gov /missions/solarsystem/phoenix_water.html   (469 words)

  
 SPACE.com -- The Phoenix Scout: Red Planet Detective
William Boynton, a co-investigator on the Phoenix mission at the University of Arizona is building one of the spacecraft's major instruments: the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer (TEGA).
Phoenix will be equipped with a robust communications system for use during the critical entry, descent, and landing phases.
The spacecraft is to have direct radio link with Earth, as well as through a Mars orbiting craft, whether via the now-orbiting Odyssey spacecraft or the yet-to-be launched Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter remains to be seen.
www.space.com /businesstechnology/technology/scouts_detective_031022.html   (2074 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Next US Mars lander gets go-ahead
Phoenix will be stationary on Mars, in contrast to Nasa's roving robots Spirit and Opportunity.
And many scientific instruments for Phoenix were built or designed for Mars Polar Lander which was lost as it entered the Martian atmosphere in 1999.
The 2001 lander is undergoing modifications to improve the spacecraft's robustness and safety during entry, descent, and landing.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/sci/tech/4606251.stm   (304 words)

  
 NASA :: NASA's Phoenix Mars Mission Begins Launch Preparations
"The Phoenix Mission explores new territory in the northern plains of Mars analogous to the permafrost regions on Earth," said the project's principal investigator, Peter Smith of the University of Arizona, Tucson.
The 2001 Mars Surveyor lander, administratively mothballed in 2000, is being resurrected for Phoenix.
Many of the scientific instruments for Phoenix were built or designed for that mission or flew on the unsuccessful Mars Polar Lander in 1999.
sev.prnewswire.com /aerospace-defense/20050602/DCTH08102062005-1.html   (583 words)

  
 Phoenix Will Land at Mars' Icy North Pole, Study Water, Search for Habitable Zone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Peter H. Smith of the UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory heads the Phoenix mission, named for the mythological bird that is repeatedly reborn of ashes.
Phoenix is a partnership between universities, NASA centers, and the aerospace industry.
Renamed Phoenix, it will carry improved versions of UA panoramic cameras and a thermal evolved gas analyzer (TEGA) from the ill-fated Mars Polar Lander, as well as experiments that had been built and delivered for the 2001 Mars Surveyor Program, including a Jet Propulsion Laboratory trench-digging robot arm and a chemistry-microscopy instrument (MECA).
uanews.opi.arizona.edu /cgi-bin/WebObjects/UANews.woa/wa/SRStoryDetails?ArticleID=7560   (1994 words)

  
 WallySchirra.Com - Apollo VII
Phoenix theme feeling it would be rejected as in bad taste.
Three of the five spacecraft windows fogged because of improperly cured sealant compound (a condition that could not be fixed until Apollo 9).
The Apollo spacecraft was a big thing like a multi-engine passenger jet, compared to the jet fighter experience of the Gemini spacecraft and the experimental feeling of Mercury.
www.wallyschirra.com /apollo.htm   (2285 words)

  
 Phoenix Chances Rise for Descent :: Astrobiology Magazine :: Search for Life in the Universe
"The Phoenix Mission explores new territory in the northern plains of Mars analogous to the permafrost regions on Earth," said the project's principal investigator, Dr. Peter Smith of the University of Arizona, Tucson.
Many of the scientific instruments for Phoenix were built or designed for that mission or the unsuccessful Mars Polar Lander in 1999.
The cost of the Phoenix mission is $386 million, which includes the cost of launch.
www.astrobio.net /news/article1586.html   (627 words)

  
 Phoenix Mission Gets Thumbs Up to Prepare for 2007 Launch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In this artist's rendition, the Phoenix lander is shown on the arctic plains of Mars just as it has begun to dig a trench through the upper soil layer.
NASA has given a green light to the Phoenix Mission, a long-armed lander designed to examine the icy plains of northern Mars for potential habitats in water ice, and to look for evidence of life, past or present.
"The Phoenix Mission explores new territory in the northern plains of Mars analogous to the permafrost regions on the Earth," said University of Arizona scientist Peter Smith, the project's principal investigator.
uanews.org /cgi-bin/WebObjects/UANews.woa/9/wa/SRStoryDetails?ArticleID=11246   (885 words)

  
 New Scientist SPACE - Breaking News - Mars mission rises from the ashes
A NASA spacecraft that was shelved in 2000 after the dramatic loss of a related robotic mission is being dusted off for a planned launch to Mars in 2007, the agency announced on Thursday.
The spacecraft, which was originally meant to launch in 2001 as part of the Mars Surveyor programme, has been renamed Phoenix.
But it will study the icy soil and weather from a landing site closer to the poles than any previous spacecraft and will be the first NASA mission to search for signs of life since the Viking missions in the 1970s.
www.newscientistspace.com /article/dn7464-mars-mission-rises-from-the-ashes.html   (488 words)

  
 Red Planet probe gets green light for 2007 - Space News - MSNBC.com
The $386 million Phoenix Mars is scheduled to touch down in the Martian arctic in May 2008.  The stationary probe will use its robotic arm to dig into the icy terrain and scoop up soil samples to analyze.  In 2002, the Mars Odyssey orbiter spotted evidence of ice-rich soil near the arctic surface.
Phoenix will lift off from the Kennedy Space Center in August 2007 and land on the planet nine months later.  The mission is managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.
Phoenix would join a veritable armada of spacecraft monitoring the Red Planet: In addition to Mars Odyssey, NASA's Mars Global Surveyor and the European Space Agency's Mars Express are operating in orbit, while the twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity are on the job on the surface.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/8084920   (599 words)

  
 Deep Impact? - Team Phoenix Rising Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Deep Impact spacecraft is designed to launch a copper projectile into the surface of comet Tempel 1 on July 4, 2005, when the comet is 133.6 million kilometers (83 million miles) from Earth.
The spacecraft was shipped from Ball Aerospace and Technologies in Boulder, Colo., to the Astrotech Space Operations facility located near the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
These tests involve the entire spacecraft flight system that includes the flyby and impactor, as well as the associated science instruments and the spacecraft's basic subsystems.
www.teamphoenixrising.net /forums/showthread.php?t=26968   (642 words)

  
 New Scientist SPACE - Breaking News - Mars mission rises from the ashes
That spacecraft was lost in 1999 after a software glitch apparently caused the rockets designed to slow it down for landing to shut off early, causing it to plummet 40 metres to the Martian surface.
Phoenix will not be able to travel across the Martian surface.
The propulsion system on a mock-up of Phoenix is being thoroughly tested to make sure it does not fail as the Mars Polar Lander’s did before it.
www.newscientistspace.com /article/dn7464   (488 words)

  
 RedOrbit NEWS | Lockheed Martin Probe Will Pick Up Where Lander Failed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The 2001 spacecraft, about the size of a dining room table, was about three-quarters finished when the mission was suspended, said Ben Clark, a planetary scientist at Lockheed Martin Space Systems.
A robotic arm on Phoenix will dig 3 feet beneath the surface, scooping frozen soil and melting it in a set of tiny ovens to measure the water content and to look for minerals that may have formed during a wetter, warmer past climate.
Phoenix will search the soil for organic molecules that could provide clues about the possibility of past microbial life on Mars.
www.redorbit.com /modules/news/tools.php?tool=print&id=12324   (631 words)

  
 The Resurrection of the Cluster Scientific Mission
In the original programme baseline, all four spacecraft had to be injected into GTO on a single Ariane-5 launch vehicle and then transferred in pairs to their mission orbits via a complex series of orbital manoeuvres.
The SPC finally recommended going ahead with the industrial contract for Phoenix and requested that studies be conducted to determine the most cost-efficient way of launching Phoenix and procuring the remaining three satellites to achieve a four-spacecraft mission by the year 2000.
Along the way, a financially attractive option of launching one pair of spacecraft into a low earth polar orbit together with a SPOT spacecraft for a cost of 20 MAU had to be abandoned due to the inherent technical difficulties.
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 Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | Phoenix prepares for flight
Phoenix, the last of the four Cluster 2 satellites to be integrated, is undergoing a thorough post-assembly examination in the test facilities of IABG near Munich.
Just before Christmas the spacecraft had completed the acoustic tests which ensure that it can survive the shaking endured during launch next summer.
Though outwardly identical to the other Cluster 2 spacecraft, the present-day Phoenix is an unusual combination of the old and the new.
www.spaceflightnow.com /news/0001/10cluster2update   (670 words)

  
 DEEP NEWS - Team Phoenix Rising Forums
One of the spacecraft, a "smart" impactor, will collide with Tempel 1 to create a crater the size of a football stadium exposing material that will tell us more about the formation of the solar system.
The Deep Impact spacecraft moves to the launch pad and into the Delta II rocket in preparation for launch.
The news stories posted do not necessarily reflect the opinion of SFL or Team Phoenix Rising, they are for your information only.
forums.teamphoenixrising.net /showthread.php?t=29082   (312 words)

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