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ESA: Mars lander crash caused by 1-second inertial measurement error

by Peter B. de Selding, SpaceNews

The European Space Agency on Nov. 23 said its Schiaparelli lander’s crash landing on Mars on Oct. 19 followed an unexplained saturation of its inertial measurement unit, which delivered bad data to the lander’s computer and forced a premature release of its parachute. Continue reading ESA: Mars lander crash caused by 1-second inertial measurement error