Talk:Phoenix (spacecraft)

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Price/cost of the mission[edit]

I think the cost estimate of the mission should be added to the web page. I found in http://www.aerospaceguide.net/mars/phoenixlander.html that "The cost of the Phoenix mission is $386 million, which includes the launch.". Can anybody confirm this cost estimate? Yebbey (talk) 13:47, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Yes, the NASA official website (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/phoenix/news/phoenix-060205.html) gives this information. I have added it to the article. --EngineeringGuy (talk) 08:33, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Suggestion to add mission patch[edit]

The patch is located here: [[1]]. It would be best for consistency with other missions to include this as well. Being a publicly funded project, the patch is of course in the public domain as well. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Xession (talkcontribs) 00:37, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

"Triumph" mention removed[edit]

Removed this from the "end of mission" section:

Immediately prior, Phoenix sent its final message: "Triumph" in binary code.[1]

The reference is simply the message in the Phoenix twitter feed, not any kind of official claim that the lander itself sent the message. Any news articles I found also only state that this was in the twitter feed and do not state it was sent by the lander. The tweet itself is not particularly interesting, so I've removed the line. If anyone can find credible evidence that Phoenix itself sent the message it can be replaced.

AFAIK - the following reference seems to be a sufficiently reliable citation supporting the claim - and has been added to the main article => < ref name="WRD-20081110">Madrigal, Alexis (November 10, 2008). "Mars Phoenix Lander Runs Out of Juice". Wired (magazine). Retrieved February 26, 2014. </ref> - in any case - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 18:09, 26 February 2014 (UTC)