2001 Lander Feels First Hurt From Polar Lander Loss

Leaders of NASA’s Mars Surveyor 2001 mission may be making a number of design changes to minimize the chances that whatever failure doomed the Mars Polar Lander doesn’t recur with the 2001 lander. The 2001 lander is the primary target of a top-to-bottom examination because it is essentially a copy of the Polar Lander.