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Beagle 2 with shield in action

Beagle 2 with shield in action

Copyright: ESA 2001. Illustration by Medialab.

Beagle 2's heat resistant shield protects it from heat generated by friction with the martian atmosphere. Parachutes deploy to slow it down further, then gas-filled bags inflate to soften its landing.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
21-Jul-2024 15:46 UT

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