Has „Schiaparelli“ become shrapinelli?
Good news for USA: Failed cooperation of EU with Russia on Rover Mars landing.
Among Schiaparelli’s contributions are his telescopic observations of Mars. In his initial observations, he named the „seas“ and „continents“ of Mars. During the planet’s „Great Opposition“ of 1877, he observed a dense network of linear structures on the surface of Mars which he called „canali“ in Italian, meaning „channels“ but the term was mistranslated into English as „canals“.
WHOS IDEA WAS THAT?
Even in your animation – the whole thing looks pretty shaky during landing.
Have you ever tried to land a dish like that on earth?
Or was the time and money pressure so „hot“ that you could not test that?
Why not copy from the Americans? Airbags would be way cheaper for final stage of contact with the planet…
but yeah i mean it looks cool on your animation.
You just crashed a multi-million spacecraft – DREAMS (Dust Characterisation, Risk Assessment, and Environment Analyser on the Martian Surface) gone up in smoke.
But at least you have the orbiter.
|Schiaparelli enters Martian atmosphere and lands on the target site||19 October 2016|
|Schiaparelli science operations begin||19 October 2016|
DO NOT EVER THINK ABOUT LANDING A HUMAN BEFORE YOU CAN GET THE LANDING PHASE STRAIGHT.
Not really related:
NASA fucked up as well – why you should not send spacecrafts running Win95 to Jupiter.