Reply to post: Re: Success rate

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Pascal Monett Silver badge

Re: Success rate

Given that the rover's job was to study the regolith in the South Pole region, and that the results were highly anticipated by just about every space agency on the planet, I think that measuring success by the distance covered is wrong.

You do not pass an exam by showing up at the school door.

That the orbiter be credited with a 100% succes rate is fine, it is doing its job. But the mission had two components and one is DOA.

The success rate for the mission is 50% at best.

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