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Re: Beagle 2 spotted by satellite?

Postby Grahame Gardner » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:19 pm

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New Scientist wrote:A failed space probe thought to have crash-landed on Mars more than a decade ago came much closer to success than previously thought, new research shows.

British-built Beagle 2 was deployed to the surface of Mars on Christmas Day 2003 from the European Space Agency’s Mars Express spacecraft. A parachute was meant to slow its descent and airbags should have protected it as it touched down, but when no signal was received back, the team assumed it had crashed. In 2015 it was spotted on the Martian surface.

Now an technique called reflection analysis has shown the lander deployed at least three – perhaps all four – of its solar panels after touching down on the planet.
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Re: Beagle 2 spotted by satellite?

Postby mike » Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:31 pm

Yes I would agree with that, I saw/dowsed three of the solar panels collecting the Sunlight, but the energy never got to the circuit boards/battery on Beagle, and when I asked the question,it was because of damage, I assumed on landing on the surface of Mars....I have no idea if this could work, but it might be possible if only a breaker has tripped for the Beagle to restart, with the power of the mind could a small amount of damage be overcome ? It might be worth trying to see if Beagle could be restarted, Im up for that, I will dowse Beagle tonight and try, in for a penny in for a pound. 8)

I do believe the problem was a breaker switch on landing tripped, and I have asked help from higher forces for the solar panels to collect power and charge the battery and send data back to Earth, this is for Colin whos project it was for all that time.Dowsing has taught me many things are possible given you have faith you can move mountains, this is one of those times, finger crossed.
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Re: Beagle 2 spotted by satellite?

Postby mike » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:51 pm

Dowsed the Beagle tonight again in Coprates Chasma and I feel the main battery is charging, I felt last night it was empty from the power not reaching it,but tonight it feels/dowses different. I asked the question is the battery getting power, and I got a part answer yes, so it remains to see if the Beagle down loads its data stream to NASA soon, we might hear something on TV , I will be waiting with fingers crossed, Im sure Colin will be up there smiling if it recovers enough to work even a little.
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Re: Beagle 2 spotted by satellite?

Postby mike » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:10 pm

I dowsed the Beagle Rover tonight and it remains in the same condition as before on Mars, some power is being produced, but its going nowhere,at least not to charge the battery.While I believe the main battery has about a third charge, its not enough to start a data transfer from Mars to NASA, or the dish is not aliened to planet Earth correct because of damage, and cannot send data....Its a big ask, but Im going to dowse again later to see if anything can be done to help, in for a penny in for a pound. 8)

Had a look and I dowse the 3 solar dishes still working can only work at 7% because of dust on them.Because of heat dust storms/dust devils stir up sand which covers the panels and reduce the power levels.I dowse the dish is aliened and can transmit data so its not the problem,collecting energy from the Sun is affecting Beagle...Another close dust devil might clear the solar panels, worth a try.

Its done, come back in a couple of days to see whats happened, if power has increased ?
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Re: Beagle 2 spotted by satellite?

Postby mike » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:02 pm

Okay I have dowsed twice to see if Im right, the input from the solar panels has increased to about 35% today which is better than yesterday, AND the main battery power levels has increased from yesterday to about 40%.What ever we did is helping, and the power levels have gone up hand on heart and being very honest with this....Its no point being less than honest dowsing, as the only one you fool is YOU, so Im pleased changes have happened and perhaps Beagle will make that call to NASA after all, better late than never....I will check again later tonight, and repeat the things I asked for yesterday,and hope Beagle wakes from its sleep.

Just checked and battery and panels are increasing the power, it looks good tonight, I thank you again.
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Re: Beagle 2 spotted by satellite?

Postby mike » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:10 pm

Battery and solar panels are both working still and has increased power levels to Beagle, I dont know what the power levels need to be before it can transmit the data back to NASA from its computer, but I would imagine close to 80% would ensure anything transmitted would be heard.Question is are the people at Nasa STILL listening for any signal or data stream after all this time, I should imagine the NASA computers are on auto and will be tuned to the right place, JUST in case ?

I have emailed some of the team that worked on Beagle, and asked if anyone still listens for any data stream or signal from Beagle, just in case it wakes in the next few hours ?
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Re: Beagle 2 spotted by satellite?

Postby mike » Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:41 pm

I emailed Prof Sims who is on the Beagle team with the news I thought Beagle was close to waking up as its now charging, and who might be listening ? No answer yet to my email, but I live in hope someone cares enough to check for updates/progress made waiting for Beagle to come on line.Tonight I dowse yet more energy being fed to the main battery, it does look for me like data transfer could happen very soon fingers crossed, I shall watch the news to see if anything has been picked up from Mars.
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Re: Beagle 2 spotted by satellite?

Postby mike » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:47 pm

Been off line for a couple of days, but tonight looking at Beagle 2 I would say hand on heart both the solar panels and the main battery are full and working well from what they both were at one time.No email from Prof Sims but it may take a while before I do get something, perhaps never, its par for the course really with me. :mrgreen: But that does not stop me having a go, I would love Beagle 2 to come alive and send NASA its data for the landing, and any possible pictures it may have taken of the Mars approach. We just dont know whats possible in the world of dowsing and space until we try, have a go and see where it leads, you have nothing to lose.
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Re: Beagle 2 spotted by satellite?

Postby mike » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:09 pm

Dowsed again Beagle 2 in Coprates Chasma and the battery levels are high now and some signal should have been sent back waiting to download its data, question is who is listening today ? I have heard nothing regarding updates on Beagle 2, so I imagine none of the Beagle team are still hoping it will wake up and transmit anything back, which is a shame as Im sure some sort of auto receiver could have watched for the data stream from Beagle 2 to order its download...It might be a question of the auto receiver watching the wrong area of Mars for a signal,as I cannot imagine a radio dish is tuned to the entire Mars surface, ONLY the area where it was supposed to land perhaps, I really dont know for sure.I will email another of the Beagle Team and report what I have found, if they take me serious is another thing, I can only do my best and keep my fingers crossed.

Well if I go missing in the next few days its the men in white coats, I sent another email off regarding Beagle 2 and hope I dont get sent to the BIG HOUSE. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Beagle 2 spotted by satellite?

Postby mike » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:33 pm

Heard nothing from two members of the old Beagle Team, perhaps they are all off on holiday as its Christmas, I havent dowsed the Rover yet tonight but I will to see whats happened.The area where the Beagle landed is like a long valley with steep sides,so any dust storm will sweep along it and the high side walls to cover anything there with Mars dust.This will block and cover the solar panels from time to time, so the battery level will drop now and then over time I believe.But the dust storms are double edged in that they can cover the solar panels at times, they can blast them clean if the storm passes overhead.Try and dowse the Beagle in a moment to see whats the situation is, nothing on the news or TV so I imagine all is still very quiet and no signal looked for or heard from ?

I would say the main battery is now down to about a third of its normal level, with the solar panels reduced as well producing much less power.Perhaps another close dust storm is needed to flush the panels of dust to allow more light to be processed, and passed to charge its main battery.With I believe only 3 solar panels working correct they would have to produce full levels of energy to cover those damaged at landing, an uphill job I feel.Its a waiting game now,is anyone still trying to make contact,and if they are will the Beagle be charged enough to respond, or has the Beagle Team lost interest and moved on to other things ?
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Re: Beagle 2 spotted by satellite?

Postby mike » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:08 pm

Dowsed Beagle tonight and both the solar panels and the main battery are very low in power, I think its time for another dust devil to clear the panels of Mars dust, and charge the main battery up again. I really hope the Beagle team have not given up and wrote the Beagle off, just because it never come on line as ordered first time round, JUST to get to Mars was a wonderful effort, and to give up early would go against everything Colin would have wished for. Im sure the powers that be would want us humans to explore space and find new places to spread and populate, in fair numbers and not like here on Earth where birth control is just not working....I will check Beagle again tomorrow if I have time and see if the solar panels are cleaned and working better, it worked before when I asked, the power of the human mind is much under rated, if you dont do something out of the box you are never going to know your limit right. :roll:
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Re: Beagle 2 spotted by satellite?

Postby mike » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:58 pm

Dowsed the Beagle tonight and its still very low on power, to be honest I think the solar panels are working a little better, but I have asked for another dust devil to clear the panels even better to collect light and produce more power.Time will tell if this does the trick, and a more charged main battery might be enough to send a request back to NASA to download its data, who knows.To get it back working even a small amount would be wonderful, to get some local pictures would be magical, so Im happy to try anything, barring eating jellied eels, cannot stand those things. :lol:
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Re: Beagle 2 spotted by satellite?

Postby mike » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:33 pm

Many thanks who ever is listening, the Beagle solar panels are increasing its energy gain along with the main battery once again, it sounds like a battle to keep the panels free from Mars dust so we all have to work hard to give Beagle a chance to recover. The Coprates Chasma looks to have steep sides, so the dust devils must blast right along the valley there causing problems, still no sign of the Horse Shoe shaped crater appearing again, air brushed out to avoid humans looking too close perhaps. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Beagle 2 spotted by satellite?

Postby mike » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:57 pm

Both the solar panels and the main battery of Beagle continue to increase its power levels, its not the highest I have dowsed, but looks healthy and might be in a position to send data back to NASA perhaps. I really hope someone is looking out for a READY to download signal from Beagle, as this would be a fitting result for Colin Pillinger and the team who worked so hard to build and send Beagle all that way.
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Re: Beagle 2 spotted by satellite?

Postby mike » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:33 pm

Dowsed Beagle in Coprates Chasma Mars tonight and the solar panels are working very well and the main battery is full, the best energy levels I have ever dowsed to be honest.I do hope something happens to allow the data stream to be sent back, as things at the Mars end looks/dowses okay to me and all is needed is the signal to transmit now I feel. Either Beagle sends a ready signal for NASA to answer, or NASA sends Beagle a send command, and I dont know which way round that is, but Im sure Beagle is more than ready to answer....This would be a wonderful thing to happen for Beagle to send at least some data back, and perhaps pictures of where its sitting right now,and a fitting tribute to Colin and all the team that worked hard to send Beagle to Mars all that time ago. 8)
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