Disclosed the reason for the collapse of Russian-European probe “Schiaparelli”
The reason for failure of the lander “Schiaparelli” is the error of the onboard computer. This caused premature termination of the program of descent. To such conclusion experts of the European space Agency (ESA), conducting an independent investigation. This was reported on the website of the project “Eczemas”.
“Schiaparelli” was supposed to land on the Martian plateau of Meridian October 19, 2016. The signal from the module is interrupted at the moment of descent. After boarding was supposed to start signal transmission from the surface, which was ready to accept and record the Mars probes Mars Express, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and orbital module TGO.
The probe was intended for development of the technology of atmospheric entry, descent, and landing research.
Earlier the cause of the crash “Schiaparelli” was called a failure of the inertial measurement unit, which was incorrectly calculated the height of the apparatus. Then the Director of ESA for manned flights David Parker said that the final conclusions will be presented in early 2017.
Russian-European mission “ExoMars-2016” was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome using rocket “proton-M” March 14, 2016.