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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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...

Galáxias do Universo: Essa nave se esborrachou em Marte

Raul Рауль: Sending a probe is not like flying a kite idiots. Try to fix your kite then complain about ESA's work.Hats off ESA whatever your are trying, waiting for more.

Kamrul 82: What's the point if u can't send real images yea u can gain info I guess ..?

Gregorio Herrera: Sólo se podrá conquistar parte del universo si nos acordamos un poco de la moraleja la liebre y la tortuga porque a mi entender para viajar tan lejos no necesariamente viajar tan rápido si no buscar una forma perpetúa de hacerlo motores capaces de autoalimentarse y viajes en escala ya que tenemos la capacidad de reproducirlos y de pensar, crear y comunicarnos a largas distancias.

chap666ish: Why no reading of velocity?

Rayyan harahap: is it animation or real footage?

Jared Hoessel: who is filming this LOL

ThePokemonSoldier: Found this trying to find a simulation of what actually happened.

кок хозяинов: ято она все трясется с перепоя

Настоящий Человек: Инопланетяне на Марсе

dedsp100: S I M U L A T I O N !!! CARTOON

alien ix ebe: magari si potrà aggiustare.? . E ... GAIA .! HEH .. CHE STA LAVORANDO A PIU' "NON POSSO" ..PER TUTTO IL MONDO . LAVORA.. PER FARE UNA MAPPA , GALATTICA .. ANCHE A 3D....

Miki Cerise: Should have sent Jebediah.

Bomb Gamemertv: UFO! ET

tboy nasa: Real cartoon time - ESA hoax stealing tax payers money - ask questions people - Wake up

NS Farm: Fake Photoshop :p

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