InSight: NASA is preparing for the "seven minutes of terror" on Monday
InSight probe was almost 500 million kilometers and to fall on the surface of Mars. It was launched on May 5, and now scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA movements produce the final rate calculations. The probe itself will land on the Red Planet in the night from 26 th to 27 th November, Moscow time. Action will not be easy. NASA will experience the notorious "seven minutes of terror", which will be remembered more for the successful landing "Kyuriositi" six years ago.
InSight pierce atmosphere Mars at 20 600 kilometers per hour, and slow down to 12 kilometers per hour. And all this in less than seven minutes. The probe will use a landing technology involved in the successful mission of Phoenix in 2008. First used to slow the parachute, and then activated by 12 motors and a probe gently fall into three legs.
Seven minutes braking
Out? Maybe. A lot can go wrong. More than half of all Mars missions failed. The European attempt to land a probe "Schiaparelli" ended in disaster in 2016 when a computer error sent him into an uncontrollable spin and he fell on the surface of Mars, leaving a crater. Why is it important? Unlike other rovers on the planet, the InSight is digged into the surface of the Red Planet. Caught in a safe position, it will start to conduct scientific experiments on the ground, including the HP3, which plunges him to 5-6 meters below the surface to measure temperature. There will be other experiments that will look for traces of marsotryaseny - more about them, we have written and will write next. This is a fantastic mission, which will begin in just a couple of days.
And that's not all. Two tiny "kubsata" fly in the mission Mars Cube One of InSight. They will transmit the data to the InSight mission in the Mission Control Center at JPL.
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