Contact lost with Mars Global Surveyor

Contact lost with Mars spacecraft

Nasa’s Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft has been out of contact with Earth for more than a week.
Engineers have been trying to re-establish communication with the probe, which could be showing its age after 10 years in space.
The spacecraft has entered "safe mode", awaiting further instructions from controllers on Earth.

Since then, the spacecraft has not confirmed receiving a command to point one of its transmitters to Earth.
MGS was launched in November 1996, operating longer than any Martian craft.

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