Update 26 May

A very brief update from MEX Spacecraft Operations Engineer Simon Wood at ESOC, who, together with the Mars Express team, are now just checking telemetry – on-board status information – and some **initial** VMC data that were downloaded last night. Simon writes:

First images downloaded last night; everything going OK so far. Good shots of Mars South Pole – Northern hemisphere looks quite cloudy/dusty.

More details later.