2018-11-26 02:21:08 Source: Technology Daily
Science and Technology Daily, Beijing, November 25 (Reporter Fang Linlin) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that Mars InSight will land on Mars on November 26 in the US. Engineers are now carefully following the health and tracking data of Insight and monitoring the Mars time report to determine if they need final adaptations to landing preparation.
InSight is an abbreviation for "Internal Research Using Seismic Research, Geodesy and Heat Transfer". "Insight" was launched as the first task in the depths of Mars and launched on May 5 this year. Before landing, he will enter the top of the marshan atmosphere at 19,800 miles per hour and slowly drop to 8 kilometers an hour before his three feet fall to the surface of Mars, which is equal to the speed of human running. This slowdown must be completed in less than 7 minutes.
Robo Grevor, Head of Departure and Landing, said: "We can not manipulate landing and we have to rely on pre-programmed commands, it's been years of testing the plan and learning about other Mars landings, and we'll stay awake until Insight enters the landing zone Elysium Planitia. "
NASA's MARCO engineer Anna Marinan said the two satellite systems were tested for testing of interstellar communication relays and are currently preparing for the next test. If all is well, the MarCO may take a few seconds to receive and process the data and then relay them back to Earth at the speed of light. This means that the NASA team can tell people what the lander did during the landing and landing after 8 minutes of landing.
Once it is known that the detector is safely lowered, it must be confirmed that these shifters and the "solar array" are properly deployed. If all is well, NASA team enters the three-month process of careful setting up of scientific instruments.
Laurie Gretz, NASA's Planetary Director, said she was looking forward to the post-landing mission. After "Insight" is resolved on the Red Planet, it will begin collecting valuable information about Mars's internal structure, which will help us. Learn more about the formation and evolution of rocky planets including the Earth.
The previous mission did not go underground under Mars, and now scientists can not wait to explore the core of Mars.
From the Mars atmosphere, to the topographic Mars topography, to the current waters of Mars, scientists have achieved significant achievements in the study of this planet. "Engrave" will gather valuable information about its internal structure after landing Mars, which will undoubtedly lead scientists for further exploration of Mars, and the human cognitive limits of this red planet will continue to expand. I hope that "Insight" will also send good news from a remote area on Earth like a "curious" detector.