Mars Phoenix lander May 2008 – November 2008

phoenix lander
Phoenix lived from her landing date of May 25, 2008 through the final attempts to ping the lander this February.

After numerous additional attempts to contact the lander around the Martian summer solstice, a point where the most sunlight hits the landers solar cells, JPL declared the lander dead. Still, the lander functioned for 5 months, well over the 90 days it was planned to serve.

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