Status Report

Japan Abandons Nozomi

By SpaceRef Editor
December 10, 2003
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Japan Abandons Nozomi

Despite trying hard to restore the malfunctioned part of Nozomi, the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) of JAXA found that communications with Nozomi were still not restored as of 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 (Japan Standard Time.)

It is very unfortunate for JAXA to announce that we have decided to give up its injection into the orbit of Mars.

We would like to deeply apologize for this failure, and will continue to do our best to investigate the cause.

SpaceRef staff editor.