NASA tests Parachute for Mars 2020 Rover

This illustrated sequence shows the stages of Mars Insight's descent. Credit NASA JPL

This illustrated sequence shows the stages of Mars Insight's descent. Credit NASA JPL

Also NASA say that ASPIRE has set a world record for the fastest opening of the parachute. NASA's ASPIRE just broke a world record. NASA had a staggering amount of $2.4 billion for its mission, and they got themselves the best parachute that money could buy for landing the invaluable rover swiftly to Red Planet aka the Mars' surface. "And let me tell you, it looks handsome".

NASA's ASPIRE project (Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment) was tasked with developing a parachute that could open extremely quickly, at very high speeds, in a very diffuse atmosphere.

Last month, the 180-pound parachute, plus a camera created to watch it deploy, was launched on a sounding rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

The Mars 2020 mission is part of Nasa's Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet.

After the successful test of a parachute manufacturer ASPIRE suggested priznatsa for the mission "Mars 2020".

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NASA has not announced where the rover will land on Mars, but it is expected to be launched from Earth by July or August 2020 and then arrived at its destination by February 2021.

The Mars 2020 rover parachute is made from nylon, Technora and Kevlar fibers.

The 37,000-kilogramme load was the highest ever survived by a supersonic parachute.

The us space Agency NASA has successfully tested the parachute technology ASPIRE for the mission Mars 2020. The rocket carried it to about 23 miles (37 kilometers) above Earth's surface, where the atmosphere's density is about as dense as 6 miles (10 km) above Mars' surface, the height at which the Mars 2020 parachute is due to deploy. But that doesn't mean the fun times are over. "On a Mission" is the first JPL podcast to track a mission's flight through interviewers with Insight's team at NASA's California-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

"We are all about helping 2020 stick its landing 28 months from now", said Clark. While interviews with aerospace engineers and rocket scientists may not sound like the most scintillating podcast, it is a surprisingly captivating story, as the odds of Insight reaching the surface safely are slim, since fewer than half of Mars missions make it.

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