2018-11-26 02:21:08 Source: Technology Daily
Science and Technology Daily, Beijing, November 25 (Reporter Fang Linlin) The official site of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that the InSight Mars probe will land on Mars on November 26 in the United States. Engineers closely monitor Insights health and trajectory data and monitor the Mars meteorological report to determine if they need to make definitive landing corrections.
InSight is the abbreviation for an "internal survey using seismic surveying, geodesy and heat transfer". "Insight" started as the first task in the depths of Mars and started on 5 May this year. Before landing, he will enter the upper atmosphere of Mars at a speed of 19,800 km / h and will slowly descend at 8 km / h before the three legs land on the surface of Mars, equal to the speed of human jogging . This rapid deceleration must end in less than 7 minutes.
Robo Grever, Head of the Landing and Landing Mission, said: "We can not manipulate the landing, and we have to rely on pre-programmed commands, and we remain vigilant until Insight enters the Elysium Planitia landing area.
NASA's Marco System Engineer, Anna Marinan, said two of the system satellites were tested to test in-line communications relays and are currently preparing for the next test. If everything goes well, MarCO may take a few seconds to get and process the data and then pass it back to Earth at the speed of light. This means that NASA's team can tell people what they did when landing and landing after 8 minutes of landing.
Once it is found that the detector is safe, it has to be confirmed that this stage and the solar array "get in" is properly positioned. If everything goes well, NASA's team will enter the quarterly process of carefully deploying scientific tools.
Laurie Greetz, acting director of Planetary Sciences at NASA headquarters, said we were expecting a mission after landing. Once Insight is settled on the Red Planet, it will begin collecting valuable information about Mars's internal structure that will help us. Learn about the formation and evolution of rocky planets, including the Earth.
The previous mission was not underground on Mars, and now scientists can not wait to explore the core of Mars.
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From the Mars atmosphere to the superficial topography of Mars to Mars's liquid water, scientists have achieved significant achievements in studying this planet. The "grab" will gather valuable information about its internal structure after landing on Mars, which will undoubtedly lead scientists to continue studying Mars, and the human cognitive boundaries of this red planet will continue to grow. I hope that "insight" can also send good news from the distant space to Earth, like the Curious.