You have the opportunity to send your own message to the Red Planet. Audio recordings from the Martian surface can be heard after landing of the ExoMars mission.
Future Martian Explorer
ExoMars 2020 is the second stage of the Mars exploration mission. The project includes the presence of a landing platform from Russia and a rover from ESA. The spacecraft is scheduled to ship in July 2020, when a suitable launch window opens.
Parachutes, aerodynamic braking and jet engines are used for safe landing. The mission is designed for 6 months of research. Among the tasks take into account:
- Taking a photo of the Martian surface at the landing site.
- study the distribution of water below the surface (in place of the descent).
- study of the internal structure of the planet.
- study of the radiation state of the environment.
- Long-term observation of atmospheric pressure and climate.
As part of the landing platform there will be a 70-centimeter drill capable of working with various types of soil. The length of the rod will allow to go deeper by 50 centimeters.
We send the record!
Electromagnetic sensor MAIGRET
Recently, representatives of the European Space Agency (ESA) decided to draw attention to the mission and launched a new action. Anyone who wishes can take part in the competition and send an audio recording, which will be loaded into the ExoMars memory block.
On board is a special device MAIGRET, which will broadcast the message from the Martian surface to the Earth after landing. In this way, the team will also be able to verify that the landing platform is functioning and responding to the signal.
The MAIGRET memory is capable of holding 11 thirty-second messages, but only one will be included by the earthmen for listening. The main purpose of the device is to investigate electromagnetic frequencies that are usually caught during lightning. This will make it possible to understand whether such activity is occurring on the Red Planet.
Entries are accepted until April 20, 2019 via the link http://mars.vesmir.cz/. You can not only leave an audio recording, but listen and vote for your favorite.