the European space Agency (EKA) reported that on approach to the red planet the first European-Russian interplanetary station “ExoMars-2016″ was divided into two modules: the orbital boarding Schiaparelli and TGO (Trace GasOrbiter).
Photo: ESA/D. ducro via AP
“the Separation of airborne demonstration module Schiaparelli and orbital module TGO mission “ExoMars-2016″ on the approach to Mars took place as scheduled,” said ESA.
the Agency reminded that the Schiaparelli landing module to Mars is scheduled for October 19, the surface of this planet it will last a few days, passing the readings. The device must work in a controlled descent and landing before the second part of the project “Eczemas”: in 2020 to Mars will go a Russian landing platform and a Rover.
the Orbital module TGO two days before planting Schiaparelli, October 17, begin a maneuver to enter the orbit of Mars. Braking the orbital module about the planet’s atmosphere will last about a year. The apparatus is in a specified orbit around Mars in late 2017. His role also includes the study of the small gas impurities in the atmosphere and water ice in the soil of Mars.
Station “ExoMars-2016″ was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome carrier rocket “proton-M” on 14 March this year. The key objectives of the second part of the mission in 2020 will be drilling and analysis of Martian soil – scientists believe that the depth of a few meters there can remain traces of organic life.
we will Remind as reported the Truth.Roux, scientists from NASA, with the help of the HiRISE camera, which is installed on the automatic interplanetary station Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed the surface of the red planet in the near infrared range and visible light, could make out among the Sands of Mars a few dunes, surprisingly reminiscent of the inscription “in Morse code.”
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