The next Rover NASA will record three-dimensional video landing on Mars
MOSCOW, 1 Nov — RIA Novosti. Rover “Mars-2020”, the fifth NASA will have rekordnoe the number of “eyes” on its Board will be installed from 23 cameras, some of which will record on video the entire process of landing a probe on the surface of Mars, according to the jet propulsion Laboratory of NASA.
“Camera on Board Curiosity are forced to do selfies and panoramic photos, gluing together many individual images. Our new lens and a wide angle camera will allow you to get such photos as a whole, without resorting to any additional procedures,” said Colin McKinney (McKinney Colin) from laboratory of jet movement of NASA.
In December 2012, after the successful landing of the Curiosity Rover in Gale crater on the equator of Mars and began studying the secrets of this dry lake, NASA announced plans to build another Rover that should go to the red planet in 2020.
As initially emphasized in NASA this Rover in its innards will be a full heir Curiosity — it will be based on the same platform as the fourth Rover NASA, but will be equipped with a different set of tools.
Their main purpose is not the search for traces of water, and to test the capability of Mars in the past and today to maintain life.
Special emphasis, according to McKinney, will be on the visual aspect of these studies — on Board the “Mars 2020” will be set seven scientific cameras, navigation cameras, nine and seven specialized recording devices.
They are designed for one purpose — comprehensive the entire process of landing of the Rover, starting from its entering the atmosphere to touch the surface of the Earth.