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Data received from Mars probe

dpa logodpa 19/10/2016

Officials say the orbiter from a joint European and Russian mission sent to look for signs of life on Mars has successfully received data from the lander.

The orbiter from a joint European and Russian mission sent to look for signs of life on Mars has successfully received data from the Schiaparelli lander.

The Schiaparelli lander, also known as the Entry, Descent and Landing Demonstrator Module, functioned "flawlessly" up to a certain point, planetary missions head Andrea Accomazzo says but then it did not behave "as expected" after the deployment of the parachute phase.

"The lander did not behave as expected. It will take some time to analyse the data," Accomazzo said, adding that all the data received was "meaningful".

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