In July 2020, will be important for science event — the launch of a space mission “Mars-2020”. In the framework of its space Agency NASA sent to the Red planet of the same name, the Rover, and try and find traces of extinct life. At the moment, the device, which will study its surface, is at the stage of the build is to look at the work of engineers is now possible virtually around the clock, live.
The device “Mars-2020” is created on the basis of the design of the Mars Rover “Kyuriositi“, and is equipped with a large set of different sensors and scanners, as well as 23 cameras. One of the cameras that will shoot stereoscopic photos in HD resolutions, were installed on the mast of the apparatus quite recently, its destiny can be read in our material.
Assembly of the Rover live
The development unit is carried out in a sterile room called “High Bay 1”, located at the jet propulsion Laboratory of NASA. Recently it has installed a web camera that broadcasts everything that happens live on YouTube. You can see all the actions of the technicians, but the sound transmission in the broadcast, for unknown reasons, is not provided.
But, the audience has the opportunity to ask questions — comments you can leave in the afternoon and evening, Monday through Thursday. At the moment we know that the Rover will descend to the planet’s surface along with the aircraft Mars Helicopter — it is already almost ready to ship, and only waiting for his escort.
The space Agency plans to lower the apparatus to the 45-km Martian crater Lake. It is believed that once housed the Delta of the ancient river, the rocks which now can be stored in the remains of a once lived on Mars micro-organisms.
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