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Making good progress[JOURNEY]
As Mars Express heads to the red planet, the Beagle 2 team are pleased to report release of the retaining bolts which secured the lander to the orbiter during launch.
The team wish NASA the very best fortune for the launch of the first of the MER missions due this Sunday evening.
Posted by: Beagle 2 Team06-Jun-03 19:59:42
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We're on our way[LAUNCH]
Beagle 2 and Mars Express are on their way to Mars, all in the Beagle project are thrilled that the launch was successful and we send our congratulations and thanks to the Mars Express team. Keep up the good work!
Posted by: Beagle 2 Team03-Jun-03 13:30:56
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Follow the progress of Mars Express and Beagle 2
ESA website »
Beagle baby[TEAM]
The excitement was all too much for one small person. At T minus 55 minutes OU operations team member Jed Cawthorne's son was born, we are yet to find out if he will be named Beagle!
Posted by: Beagle 2 Team03-Jun-03 16:25:31
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Prime minister sends his best wishes[LAUNCH]
At the London launch party Lord Sainsbury congratulated the teams and read a message of support from the Prime Minister. See the BNSC web site www.bnsc.gov.uk.
Posted by: Beagle 2 Team03-Jun-03 12:40:55
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The launch party[LAUNCH]
Many of the UK scientists, engineers and project supporters gathered in London at BT centre to watch the live coverage from Baikonur, admirably supplied by ESA TV.
Posted by: Beagle 2 Team03-Jun-03 09:11:24
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See the launch »
Latest news[LAUNCH]
The latest information from our colleagues at the launch site is that all is on course for launch on Monday.
Posted by: Beagle 2 Team30-May-03 14:14:18
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Live images of the Mars Express spacecraft »
Launch live[LAUNCH]
Watch the launch of Mars Express and Beagle 2 on the ESA web site. Here you can also find the launch diary, news, press releases, videos, images and more.
The launch can also be followed live on the internet at esa.capcave.com/esa/marsexpress/ starting at 19:15 CEST - Note this is 18.15 BST. The launch is scheduled for 18.45 BST on Monday 2nd June.
Posted by: Beagle 2 Team28-May-03 14:44:25
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Update[JOURNEY]
Fairing encapsulating the spacecraft.
closed
Posted by: Beagle 2 Team24-May-03 11:13:50
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Last view[JOURNEY]
The last view of Beagle 2, mounted on Mars Express, as the fairing on its hydraulic platform wheeled towards MEx stack. This is the last sight of Beagle 2 on Earth.
last view
Posted by: Beagle 2 Team23-May-03 10:21:43
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Lord Sainsbury to address the media[LAUNCH]
Including the start of the countdown clock to the launch of Mars Express and Beagle 2.
Posted by: Beagle 2 Team19-May-03 09:26:51
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Launch date announced[LAUNCH]
Following the Mars Express launch readiness review in Baikonur, ESA have announced the launch date is to be 2 June 2003.
Posted by: Beagle 2 Team06-May-03 15:28:03
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See ESA news item »
Media briefing[MEDIA]
The science of MEX and Beagle 2 will be outlined to journalists at a media briefing on 16th April.
Posted by: Beagle 2 Team10-Apr-03 11:40:08
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See PPARC news item »
Beagle 2 launch[LAUNCH]
The Beagle 2 launch window is from 23rd May 2003 to 28th June. We currently understand that the most likely slot is sometime during the first few days of June. Watch this space for more updates.
Posted by: Beagle 2 Team03-Apr-03 14:55:32
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Astrium celebrates the milestones[TEAM]
The Prime Contractor Astrium Stevenage record the many achievements of Beagle 2 so far.
Posted by: Beagle 2 Team02-Apr-03 10:52:46
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See Astrium news item »
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