Russian-European probe TGO has transferred to Earth his first shot of the surface of Mars
Russia continues even in the face of sanctions from Europe and the United States to work together on joint projects. Was created jointly probe TGO
(Trace Gas Orbiter), which has even reached Mars and made several successful shots from the surface of the planet. Cooperation between Europe and Russia takes place within the framework of the ExoMars project. Probe TGO
successfully set up their photo sensors and even removed the surface from a height of 400 km the Picture is not very clear, but much better if to compare with something similar, but obtained previously. In view hit the crater Korolev, in all its glory, and part, but this is quite enough to consider the side of the crater in the splendor. The crater itself is huge, its diameter is of the order of 84.2 km. It is located between the beacons on one side is the North pole, on the other hand, Mare Boreum. Crater as you have noticed is called for a reason, it is named after the famous Russian designer Sergei Pavlovich Korolev. On the side of the crater where the rays fall obliquely and do not warm up its side and bottom, scientists have found a lot of water and carbon dioxide ice. Such high-quality photos information has been obtained through the use of photo sensor CaSSIS. The camera of this type has not previously been used, it would be her first test flight. In order to get a photo, you had to first install the new software on the space probe itself, as in the old firmware errors and defects were found. That picture, which is now the entire network to each other bragging about how times were obtained with this camera in processing using new algorithm. The camera collects data from the surface automatically, and the software makes photos of them. The updated system works much faster and data processing goes on at a higher level, you can use the probe itself more productively.
Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO
) — studies the surface of Mars and identifies the origin of gas inclusions of point type with reference to the area of their highest percentage. If there is a lot of methane, with a high probability someone under the surface produces methane. It could be some sort of bacterial colony or something alive. If something like this is found, it will be a real discovery. Created this probe within the company for the study of the red planet called "ExoMars". Scientists from Europe worked on the project. Some scientific instruments were delivered to the probe by Russian scientists. Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO
) flew into space on March 14, 2016, launched it into space using the most modern and stable rocket in Russia - proton-M with the Briz-m upper stage. To start the used pad in Kazakhstan Baykanur. One part of the probe arranges at an altitude taking pictures and studying remotely, and the second part landed unsuccessfully, the landing probe crashed on 19 October 2016. All the blame on-Board computer, which supposedly is not the time he applied braking thrust. But in fact, the reasons may be many and they are clearly not when we know neither of which is accurate. So a landing probe called "Schiaparelli" flew into the furnace through the fault of the onboard computer. TGO
is equipped with a CaSSIS camera, there are two types of spectrometers and even there is a neutron detector,so the mission is more than half a successful mission than half a failure.
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