Schiaparelli prepares for touchdown: Probe will have just one chance to be captured by Mars' gravity



Tomorrow, the ExoMars mission will reach a milestone as the Schiaparelli lander touches down on the red planet.
The mission is important as the spacecraft will have just a single chance to get captured by Mars' gravity.
Now, as the final day of descent begins, the mission controllers who will be in charge of the descent are getting ready for the lander's arrival.
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18 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 39
Source: Daily Mail
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