Schiaparelli’s descent to Mars in real time

Visualisation of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module entering and descending through the atmosphere to land on Mars. The animation follows a simulated timeline of the module, starting when it enters the atmosphere at an altitude of 121 km at 14:42 GMT. In six minutes it will use a heatshield, parachute and thrusters to brake from 21 000 km/h to a near standstill 2 m above the surface, where a crushable structure on its underside will absorb the final shock. The key operational milestones are highlighted in the animation at the predicted times at which they have been calculated to occur. However, the actual times may vary depending on the atmospheric conditions on the day, the final path through the atmosphere and the speed at which the module descends. The times indicated in the animation are onboard spacecraft times at Mars. The one-way signal travel time on 19 October is just under 10 minutes, meaning that signals relayed by spacecraft at Mars are received on Earth about 10 minutes after the event itself has happened on the Red Planet. Both Schiaparelli and the Mars scenery in this animation are computer-generated.

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ilba jimenez benavides: Que es eso?

Oyama Pereira: Good ! It could have been better if the speed would be informed as well as temperature.

Senia Mendez: que es lo que está volando en martes cuenteme

Body Boody: a legal eles mandarão dois veiculo de exploração a mars que tem ate uma filmando o outro posando heheheheh

sam haza: I have spent time useless

zelez4ever: another animation from nasa, not real images

Christian Stein: Good simulation.

digan la verdad: I ask my self, how can open a parachute is don't have aire ,in any planet moon ,Mar etc etc ,this landing is no a real ,this animate landing

TheyMorph: Id like to see that done IRL.

Zibagaleria II: animated by CGI technology, no real....

Nick Stefanyshin: So it's a simulation? But in real time?

Максим Борькин: Ню,ню....

ครรชิต แสงทอง: Wow this first time for me "wonder"thank you verymuch💖

Sam: Basically, what a fire needs to ignite is three elements: heat, fuel, and an Oxygen.

otto medina: Si dura tiempo en caer es que tiene buena atmósfera.

Ronald Costa: hahaha very funny animation i want see videos in real time no animation

TheOverAnalyzer: RIP my precious little Lander- may you perform all the science you could ever want, in robot heaven.

Jamie Godman: No space agency or country has ever had a working successful Mars lander or rover other than NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. So I say good luck ESA with your Mars 2020 rover. However, it's going to be a shame to see it splattered all over the Martian surface. ESA really should do what they've always done for manned space flight, pay the professionals to launch it for you. I'm sure JPL would be happy to do it for you, at a premium of course.

ِzbohem zvolen: Amazing ESA

Kevin Tucker: I’m too old for cartoons...

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