Power glitch hits Mars Express, but mission should be OK: ESA SpaceDaily

Europe’s first solo mission to Mars has been hit by a 30-percent shortfall in power, but this should not affect any of its goals, the European Space Agency (ESA) here said Wednesday. Ground engineers checking out the Mars Express as it heads towards the Red Planet came across a faulty connection between its solar wings and a unit that distributes the electricity generated by those panels, ESA said in a mission update.