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Canadian instrument could be lost in space The Toronto Star

The first Canadian scientific instrument to travel beyond earth’s orbit is in danger of becoming lost in space this week as it limps toward Mars on board a Japanese spacecraft. “It’s definitely a big disappointment; we’ve put a lot into this,” said Alain Berinstain, Mars project leader at the Canadian Space Agency. “But if you compare it to our Japanese colleagues, they have a lot more at stake here than we do.” Japan’s problem-plagued Nozomi orbiter is one of four spacecraft currently en route to the red planet.