the – NASA b & # 39; deployed successful first CubeSats in Martian orbit, open a new door for smaller planetary spacecraft.
The sign of the mission landing Insight was sent to Laboratory & # 39; Propulsion & # 39; Jet (JPL) of – NASA in Pasadena, California, by & # 39; either small Marco CubeSats (Mars One Cube), launched on the same rocket as Insight followed Mars. These are the first CubeSats sent in deep space.
After performing with & # 39; success & # 39; & # 39 series; communications and experiments & # 39; navigation flight, the Marcos Twins put in & # 39; able to receive transmissions during the entry, descent and landing & # 39; Insight, Referring to the mission control b & # 39; satisfactorily.
Insight will operate on the surface during Martja year, along with & # 39; 40 Martian days or SLI, to 24 & # 39; November, 2020. The mission objectives of both small Marcos that sent telemetry of & # 39; Insight after they completed their Marzjan flyby.
Marco B, One – CubeSats, Has appearance & # 39; Mars from about sitt000 kilometers & # 39; away during its flyby on 26 & # 39; November, 2018.
"This is a big step for our intrepid robotic explorers equal size & # 39; briefcase", said Joel Krajewski, project manager for Marcos at JPL. "I think CubeSats has a great future beyond Earth orbit, and Marco team is pleased to open the way. "
The director & # 39; JPLMichael Watkins, stated that – Marco CubeSats Experimental "also opened a new door for smaller planetary spacecraft." The success & # 39; these two missions is unique tribute to the hundreds of & # 39; engineers and scientists b & # 39; talent and genius to put their work to make this great day. "
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