The Insight Mars lander from NASA will have to save battery, otherwise he will die on Mars.
Insight is powered by solar energy absorbed through a two meter panel. However, the unpredictable weather on Mars – the recent lack of air where Insight resides – is threatening Lander’s life.
A strong wind, known as “cleaning events”, is needed to blow dust off Mars from Insight solar panels. Business Insider Report. But these winds do not blow the Elysium Planetia with Insight, and a thick dust builds up in the landing field, which cannot be charged properly. News from Yahoo Reported.
Insight gains 27 percent of its standard fee power.
The robot is in good condition and can still operate with a moving arm, but this could lead to a fatal power outage. When the battery runs out, Insight is running.
With various devices in the NASA lander turned off, Insight will soon enter hibernation mode. The laundromat will have to survive the planet’s winter until July 2021, when Mars orbits the Sun.
Chuck Scott, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, and Insight’s project manager said: “The amount of electricity available in the coming months will affect the weather.”
“We hope to bring him back to life, especially if he’s not been asleep or dead,” said Bruce Bannert, the Insight’s chief investigator. Inside. “But it will be a miserable situation.”
“As part of our expanded mission plan, we have developed an action strategy to protect winter insights so that we can continue our scientific work to increase the intensity of sunlight,” he continued.
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