After six months and millions of kilometers, NASA's Mars InSight landing is currently out of date.
Subway height, 358 kilograms core, is located on Red Planet lands on Monday, 3:00 p.m. ET. Make sure you have nail experience for hundreds of people who have worked.
It's easy to see engineers appearing in the Martian surface for six and a half minutes: from all the Red Planet missions, only 40 percent have succeeded.
"We all get butterflies when we land our spacecraft," said Catherine Johnson, a professor at the University of British Columbia, as well as being an international team researcher, who will measure InSight using Mars seismic activity.
Watch InSight's chief engineer Rob Manning explains what's needed right to go:
Bthe success rate has improved. NASA's Twins, Spirit and Opportunity, which were launched in 2004, exceeded the 90-day original role in the 90's. The spirit lasted 11 years. The silent option flows after a stormy wind, but not technically dead.
Then, it is known that it was launched in 2011. It's still strong.
The Landing site is "really boring and really safe".
When Mars arrives, InSight will make almost 500 million kilometers on the trip, since it is not the right route. Within a protective cover, Martian will enter into a thin atmosphere around 19,800 km / h. It will open the pulse and the fire to lower the momentum, while striking it.
Spatial ships will be on land in the Elysium Planitia region, close to Planeta Ecuador, 550 kilometers from Zalantzara.
The spacecraft recently landed safely, this particular place is a challenge: it is a high elevation, which means that spacecraft have not been used as a thin layer of Mars's atmosphere.
So why choose the place?
"Especially because it's really really boring and really safe," said Johnson.
The flat and rocky area is best adapted to this geological mission, so it can be easily deployed. If it's an amazing location, the seismometer and drill known as The Mole could not work.
InSight Planet is the first geological mission. For more than two years, using different instruments, it will measure seismic activity, or Marsquakes, as well as the small magnetic field of the planet. It will also take on the inside of Mars.
"For those who truly study solar systems, this really is a really important mission," Johnson said. "For the fifteenth year we have wanted to go to Mars now, so it's really exciting."
The mission's objectives will help scientists understand the formation of Mars and Planeta, helping to find out what is ahead of human missions.
It can hear orbits
Throughout the Earth, Insight will send NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) orbit signals and transmit the Earth's chance to receive data.
Likewise, both CubeSats, small breadbox small removers, will be the first type of interplanetary journey. Mars Cube One – two really satellites – could be a chance to receive a signal and a relay immediately.
On the ground, two radio telescopes will hear from the bottom, InSight will tell the operator to reach the surface safely.
"We will be very pleased to hear other little adventure sounds," Yes, we are here, "said Johnson.
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