According to the Broadcasting British Corporation (BBC) website reported that since &ldquo Siqiapalali; ” since the Mars Lander defeat, the European Space Agency (ESA) the relevant officials have been trying to avoid using &ldquo or “ ” crash; failure ” the incident described this kind of vocabulary, but as the outside world has been very clear. The lander has crashed, fact is obviously. Now, a more clear picture of the crash site was released.
In the latest image can see more clearly, &ldquo Siqiapalali; ” the lander had crashed, the crash site is located in a predetermined landing area, but apparently has not normal operation.
100 in amplitude observations. A total of three visible placement, one is the impact site of lander body, a heat shield is crashed spacecraft, and a white ship parachute and after heat shield
10 in amplitude observations. Visible details of the parachute and the rear heat shield
These latest images are released by NASA, which will provide an important reference for scientists to analyze the causes of the accident. In the image can be seen in the lander crash site next to a black mark, which may indicate that the fuel tank of the lander occurred explosion, we also found that in the surface of Mars Lander crashed out of the crater to a depth of about 50 cm.
Last week, the implementation of the &ldquo Siqiapalali; ” lander landing is an implementation of the joint action by the European Space Agency and the Russian space agency project, but also Europe second times to land on mars. The task is to verify the “ ”, paving the way for the implementation of the plan in 2020, Europe's first Mars rover project, the technology is much more complex, plans to travel to Mars search there may be clues to life.
“ &rdquo Siqiapalali; defeat the lander will be implemented on the ESA plans to follow the challenge, and let the ESA member government whether the future will also be able to ensure the implementation of the Mars exploration program to get adequate funding to mark.
“ &rdquo Siqiapalali; try lander landing on Mars in October 19th, its technology is to use the heat shield, with a parachute to achieve a substantial reduction, and further reduction and safety on the Martian surface in contact with the ground before using the backstepping engine. However, it is clear that this automatic program in the implementation process there have been some mistakes, causing the spacecraft lost contact at the last moment of landing, after the analysis showed that the probe could be more than 300 kilometers per hour into the surface of mars.
probes to date on the surface of mars. Visible Siqiapalali “ ” landing basically located at the NASA rover Opportunity same region
Warner stressed the main task: “ trace gas orbiter ” (TGO) has successfully entered Mars orbit, it will search for traces of methane and other trace gases in the atmosphere of mars. In Europe soon landing missions, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter “ ” (MRO) soon to Siqiapalali “ ” the landing zone was shooting imaging, and found in the landing area on the ground more than two new objects, one dark object is &ldquo Siqiapalali; ” lander body, and a white object is its parachute.
And now, a NASA orbiter using it with another more powerful equipment: “ high resolution imaging science experiment (HiRISE) camera ” “ &rdquo Siqiapalali; the landing area of the image, the resolution of each pixel is 30 cm, and released a shot results.
Ironically, this American probe has almost become a professional &ldquo of the European lander; the body's ”. In 2003 13 years ago, the first European landing on Mars also ended in failure, the scientists from the United States is “ the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter ” landing zone HD images taken from orbit to find missing “ Beagle No. -2 (Beagle-2) &rdquo. Images show that the probe has arrived safely on the surface of Mars, but due to failure to fully expand its solar panels, can not get enough power, and eventually lost contact with the ground.