NASA’s Phoenix will be the first lander to explore the Martian arctic, landing near 70 degrees north latitude. Led by Principal Investigator (PI) Peter Smith of The University of Arizona, with project management by JPL, it is a fixed lander with a suite of advanced instruments and a robotic arm that will dig up to a meter into the soil. Its purpose is to look for and study the water ice that is expected to be found there. The mission will launch in August of 2007, and land on Mars in May, 2008."(Quoted from http://www.planetary.org)
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