Artist's impression of Beagle 2 leaving Mars Express

Artist's impression of Beagle 2 leaving Mars Express

Released

11/04/2003 2:51 pm

Copyright

Illustration by Medialab, ESA 2001

Description

Beagle 2 leaving Mars Express and entering the martian atmosphere.

Beagle 2 will descend to the surface, entering the
atmosphere at more than 20 000 km/h. A heat-resistant
front shield will protect it as friction with the
upper atmosphere slows it down.

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