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What happened to the Mars Observer?

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What happened to the Mars Observer?

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An independent NASA review board concluded that the most likely cause of the loss of communication with the Mars Observer was a rupture in a line in the propulsion system during the start of fuel tank pressurization. The board cautioned that “There was no specific evidence about what actually transpired during the pressurization sequence.” On August 21, 1993 the spacecraft transmitters were turned off during the final approach to Mars to protect the components against shock from the pressurization sequence. After the transmitter was turned off the tanks were supposed to be pressurized and then the transmitters turned back on and communications with Earth resumed, but no further signals were ever received on Earth. The hypothesis is that a small amount of nitrogen tetroxide may have leaked through the check valves and condensed in the pressurization lines during the 11 month voyage to Mars. During pressurization, the oxidant would have mixed with the monomethylhydrazine fuel, causing co

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An independent NASA review board concluded that the most likely cause of the loss of communication with the Mars Observer was a rupture in a line in the propulsion system during the start of fuel tank pressurization. The board cautioned that “There was no specific evidence about what actually transpired during the pressurization sequence”. On August 21, 1993 the spacecraft transmitters were turned off during the final approach to Mars to protect the components against shock from the pressurization sequence. After the transmitter was turned off the tanks were supposed to be pressurized and then the transmitters turned back on and communications with Earth resumed, but no further signals were ever received on Earth. The hypothesis is that a small amount of nitrogen tetroxide may have leaked through the check valves during the 11 month voyage to Mars and condensed in the pressurization lines. During pressurization, the oxidant would have mixed with the monomethylhydrazine fuel, causing co

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