2018-11-26 02:21:08 Source: Technology & # 39; Daily
Science and Technology & # 39; Daily, Beijing, 25 & # 39; November (Reporter Fang Linlin) The official website & # 39; Administration & # 39; the National Aeronautics and Space (NASA) announced that the probe & # 39; Mars "Insight" will drop on the surface of & # 39; Mars 26 & # 39; . The engineers are now closely monitor the health data and trajectory of Insight monitor and report on weather & # 39; Mars to determine whether they need to make final adjustments in preparing for landing.
Insight is the abbreviation for "internal exploration using seismic survey, geodesy and heat transfer". The "Insight" was launched as the first in-depth task & # 39; Mars and launched the 5 & # 39; May this year. Before landing, will enter the top of the Martian atmosphere b & # 39; speed & # 39; 19,800 kilometers per hour, and slow down to 8 kilometers per hour before the three landing legs on surface & # 39; Mars, equivalent to human jogging speed. This rapid deceleration is completed in & # 39; less than 7 minutes.
Robo Grevor, the head of the mission & # 39; descent and landing, said: "We can not manipulate the landing and have to rely on pre-programmed commands. It has been passed years to test the plan and learn about other Marsers . will remain vigilant until "Insight" enter the area & # 39; landing Elysium Planitia. "
The Marco system engineering NASA Anna Marinan said that two satellites have been tested system for testing & # 39; & # 39 relays; interstellar communications and are currently in preparation for the next test. If everything goes well, Marco can & # 39; take a few seconds to receive and process the data and then transmit it back to Earth at the speed of light. This means that the NASA team can & # 39; tells people what made the player during the descent and landing after 8 minutes of landing.
Once the detector is known to enter the land under & # 39; safe mode, should be confirmed that the stage and the solar array & # 39; "knowledge" are staffed & # 39; proper way. If everything goes well, the NASA team enters the process & # 39; & # 39 quarter; use b & # 39; focus & # 39; scientific instruments.
Laurie Gretz, Acting Director of the Department of Planetary Science at NASA Headquarters, said that we are looking & # 39; towards the mission & # 39; after landing. Learn about the formation and evolution of rocky planets including Earth.
The previous mission was not underground in & # 39; Mars, and scientists now can not wait to explore the core of & # 39; Mars.
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From the Martian atmosphere, by surface topography & # 39; Mars, until liquid water on Mars, scientists have made significant achievements in study & # 39; this planet. The "Engrave" gather valuable information about its internal structure after landing & # 39; Mars, which will undoubtedly lead scientists to study more to Mars, and human cognitive boundaries & # 39 ; this red plant will continue to expand. I hope that the "Insight" can & # 39; also send good news from distant space to Earth like detector "Curious".