November 10, 1999
MCO Failure Board Releases Report
Wide-ranging managerial and technical actions are underway at
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, in response to the
loss of the Mars Climate Orbiter and the initial findings of the
mission failure investigation board.
SEPTEMBER 30, 1999
Likely Cause Of Orbiter Loss Found
The peer review preliminary findings indicate that one team
used English units (e.g., inches, feet and pounds) while the other
used metric units for a key spacecraft operation.
SEPTEMBER 24, 1999
Search For Orbiter Abandoned
Flight controllers for NASA's Mars Climate Orbiter are
planning to abandon the search for the spacecraft at 3 p.m.
Pacific Daylight Time today.
SEPTEMBER 23, 1999
Mars Climate Orbiter Believed To Be Lost
Mars Climate Orbiter is believed to be lost due to a
suspected navigation error.
70% Say NASA Should Continue Its Planned Mars Missions