Ebene News – US – Moment of truth looms for local company that built Mars rover cameras – Space Bollyinside

Scientists at a laboratory in Sorrento Valley have been working hard since 2014 to build five special cameras that will attach to NASA’s all-new drone – and the moment of truth comes when it has to land on the surface of Mars Thursday

Malin Space Science Systems has created cameras orbiting the Moon and Jupiter, but this new version is able to give us a more precise overview than ever before

“It will be pretty cool, because no one has flown a zoom lens on Mars before,” said Michael Ravine, director of advanced projects for Malin Space Science Systems

Ravine says some of the new cameras are able to zoom in five times the normal field of view.The rover’s plan is to navigate the surface of Mars for the next decade – that is, if it can land safely in the first place It is often described as “seven minutes of terror” because many mechanical problems can arise during the seven minutes of descent to the surface of the planet during landing Most of the scientists involved in the project will hold their breath during this time, but…

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Ebene News – United States – Moment of truth looms for local company that built cameras for Mars rover – Space Bollyinside

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