British probe survives solar storms on the final approach The Daily Telegraph

After surviving a vigorous battering from the worst solar storms in recent history, Mars Express and Beagle 2 are now well into the final leg of their six-month journey. Although Mars Express’s navigation system was temporarily blinded by the clouds of charged particles rushing from the Sun, tests have revealed that there was no long-term damage. Last month’s major course correction put the probes on a collision course with the red planet for the first time.