ESA’s Mars Lander Crash Sparked By Bad Inertial Data

Credit: Schiaparelli: Gerbil
LYON, France—European Space Agency (ESA) engineers believe they have found the root cause of the Oct. 19 crash of the Schiaparelli Mars lander—erroneous information from the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that resulted in an incorrect altitude reading. Shortly after the lander’s parachute deployed...

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