The US National Space Agency does not seem to
going to give up his idea to equip a full-fledged mission
on the red planet.
Now, NASA representatives said that before flying to Mars
you must first carry out a thorough reconnaissance on the far heavenly
tele. Of course, this is already engaged in reconnaissance vehicles.
like the rover “Curiosity”, but American scientists need
completely different research tool. And it seems that they have already found
NASA scientists report that they have begun developing special robots,
that will look like large bees. These “marsopcha”, as their
name the authors of the project, will be thousands of eyes that will inspect all
back streets of the Red Planet.
A representative from the agency Chang-Kwon Kang says that one of
rovers will deliver a huge swarm of such mini-robots to Mars, and
�”Marsopchely” scatter across the Red Planet in all directions. They
will be able to penetrate various, even the most inaccessible places
like caves and cracks in the rocks.
Wingspan “Marsopchel” will be about 5 centimeters.
They станут периодически возвращаться в ходе миссии к роверу, чтобы
recharge from it. Each mini-robot will be equipped with a camera, and
as well as various sensors for analyzing the composition of the atmosphere and soil.
Having flown a day or two, an artificial insect will transmit received
data to the rover, which in turn will send all this wealth
photo and video to Earth.
To help the Americans in this project will be Japanese
robot builders with experience in creating miniature flying
machines. Together, the experts intend to achieve extremely simple
and robust design “marsopchely”.
Someone will ask a completely logical question: why not send
Mars ordinary drones and multicopter? The answer is quite simple: the point is
that the Martian atmospheric pressure is 110 times less than that of the Earth,
therefore, large aircraft will work poorly there. Than
the smaller the mass of the device, the easier it will fly in this far
not earthly atmosphere. So the idea of NASA scientists is quite reasonable,
tempting and real.