Los Angeles (AFP) – NASA's unmanned earthquake sensor, Insight, has landed slightly on the Red Planet and experts expect the spacecraft to work according to the plan, according to the US. Space Agency said on Friday.
To better understand how the planet's planet's planet was formed, the $ 993 million lender reached its target on Monday, which was the lava plane of Alicia Planitaia.
NASA said in a statement that the vehicle sits slightly tilted (about 4 degrees) in shallow dust and the sand-filled effect crater & # 39; hollow & # 39; Known as.
Insight was engineered to work on the trending surface up to 15 degrees.
Therefore, experts hope that their two main tools – earthquake sensor and self-hammering mall – will measure the heat down the surface – will work according to the plan.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Insight Project Manager Tom Hoffman says, "We can not be happier."
"There is no landing pad or runway on Mars, so coming downstream without a large sandbox without any large sandbox should be easy to deploy the instrument and provide a nice place to start our mall correctly."
The first pictures of the lender show only a few rocks in the nearby area, better news than touching the right near the rocky area will make solar arrays and clothing difficult.
Better images are expected in the next few days when Insight covers dust on its two cameras.
"We are waiting for high-definition pictures to confirm this initial evaluation," said Bruce Bendett, chief researcher at NASA's Insight.
"If these little images – the resolution covers reduced dust – it is certain, then it blows well for the deployment of heat-flow experimental equipment and the entry of the mole."