The first NASA robotic vessel designed to study the deep interior & # 39; distant world is closer to landing on Mars after a journey of & # 39; six months from space.
Travel & # 39; 548 million kilometers from Earth, the spacecraft & # 39; Mars Insight is expected to reach its destination on the powder surface of the Red Planet about 7 am AEDT on Tuesday.
The team & # 39; mission control Laboratory & # 39; the Jet Propulsion & # 39; NASA near Los Angeles prepared to make a final adjustment to the flight path & # 39; Insight on Sunday to maneuver more spacecraft to the point of its income on Mars.
If everything goes to plan, Insight will go into Martian sky pink almost 24 hours at & # 39; 19 310 km / h.
In its flow & # 39; 123km will be reduced by & # 39; atmospheric friction, a giant parachute and retro rockets.
The stationary probe, launched from California in & # 39; May, then stop for 16 minutes for the dust to settle around the site & # 39; landing before solar arrangements in & # 39; form & # 39; disc shows its strength.
The engineers hope to get confirmation e f & # 39; real-time on the safe arrival of the spacecraft from small satellites launched together with & # 39; Insight and will fly past on Mars.
The JPL controllers also expect to receive the probe area photo on the flat and smooth Marian plain near the equator of the planet called Elysium Planitia.
The site is about 600km from the place & # 39; landing the 2012 car & # 39; size & # 39; Mars Rover Curiosity, the latest spacecraft sent to the Red Planet by NASA.
The smallest of Insight & # 39; 360kg mark 21 Marciana exploration launched by the United States including missions & # 39; mariner fly-by sixties.
Nearly two dozen other missions & # 39; Mars were sent by other nations.
Insight is the first dedicated to open secrets from deep below the Martian surface. Will spends & # 39; 24 months – about one Martja year – using seismic monitoring and drilling underground to collect information about how Mars formed and, b & # 39; extension, the Earth origin and rocky planets other solar system & # 39; inside more than four & # 39; billion years ago.
The primary instrument & # 39; Insight is built with highly sensitive sismometru French, designed to detect the slightest vibration from "marsquakes" and meteorological impacts.
Scientists expect to see a dozen to 100 marsquakes during the mission, and produce data to help jiddedu size, density and composition of the Earth.