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Artist's impression of Mars

January 18, 2005
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. When its speed has fallen to about 1600 km/h, parachutes will deploy to slow it further.


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