Roskosmos is preparing a landing platform "exomars" to the final assembly and testing
Exomars "- a joint project of Roskosmos and the European Space Agency on EKA search for life on the Red Planet. It consists of two stages, the first of which was successfully completed in 2016 - the orbital module "ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter," was released safely into orbit of the planet, and a year later sent the first pictures. The second stage is scheduled for summer 2020 - will go to the Red Planet rover "Rosalind" and landing platform "servant boy". Preparations are in full swing, as evidenced by the start of a message Roscosmos assembly and test platforms.
Device Development "servant boy" is held in the Italian city of Turin. It was produced in the Russian NPO Lavochkin, and European partners will be engaged Roscosmos addition of new tools and the existing test. Ultimately landing platform will be connected to the rover "Rosalind," which is equipped with a system of panoramic cameras, installation and drill tools such as radar, the spectrometer analyzer and organic molecules.
The main function of the landing platform - a soft landing of the rover on the surface of the Red Planet. Arrived apparatus first of all drill hole on the planet two-meter for further analysis of lot. The rover will be able to move, and "servant boy" will remain in place, but will still be engaged in research in the landing zone.
Scientists expect that in the course of the mission "exomars" they will be able to detect organic compounds, which have long had somehow appeared on Earth. If this is true, scientists will be able to take a fresh look at the history of the Earth.
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