The rover (Mars vehicle) sent to Mars by NASA Spacecraft has landed on the surface of Mars without any difficulty. It touched the surface of Mars.
The spacecraft reached the cruise stage separation. At 1:50 a.m., it entered the Martian atmosphere. After that, it had to go through the biggest obstacle in the Martian atmosphere, ie the highest temperature, and at 1:50 a.m.
It also passed this stage. The next step was to open the parachute. Meanwhile, there was silence in NASA’s control room and experts watched all the stages holding their breath.
At 1:53 a.m., he opened his parachute, a milestone, and the control room resounded with applause. In the next few seconds, the heating shield disintegrated. Only then did the radar lock his destination where he was to land. During this time, it turned to Mars at a velocity of 90 meters per second.
He then inspected the surface of Mars, separated its rear shield, and pushed the ship to the bottom. The whole process was completed at 1:55 p.m. In the 11th operation, the rover detached from the air crane and at one o’clock 56 minutes the spacecraft landed on the surface of Mars, which was named Touchdown.
Preservation sent the first image from a hazard camera after touching the Martian surface. This image was taken while landing on Mars but was received on Earth a few minutes later.
Seven minutes between hope and despair
Last Christmas, NASA released a trailer for the space mission Preservation. In this trailer, all the important stages of the landing of the Preservation Mars spacecraft were explained. NASA spacecraft insiders called these stages “seven minutes of fear,” meaning seven minutes of terror. The slightest mistake during this time was enough to destroy the whole project.
The first of the 12 stages was about the spacecraft entering Martian space and the last stage was a touchdown. But at one point, Mars had to endure the intense heat generated by air friction. Because that heat was enough to burn the entire circuit of the fragile spacecraft. This step was the most important for the NASA control room.
This is NASA’s first project to collect soil and rock samples from the Martian surface and bring them to Earth in the future.
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