On Saturday, June 5, European astronaut Thomas Pesquet took a photo of the approaching Dragon capsule shortly before docking with the International Space Station (ISS). Pesquet arrived at the orbital outpost in April as Crew2 in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule Endeavor. He posted this picture on Instagram, commenting that the freighter had disrupted the crew’s usual Saturday cleaning procedures. The astronaut must concentrate. When disassembling newly delivered consumables. Pesquet added that this technology has improved since the last time he stayed at the orbital outpost in 2016, because SpaceX Cargo Dragon vehicles had to be connected to the space station via a robotic arm instead of automatically. Tereza Pultarova
The ground twins of the ExoMars rover began training at Marsyard
. The ground test model of the European ExoMars rover Rosalind Franklin is in the Mars courtyard in Turin, Italy. She will help the operator practice the planet
in 2023 before Rosalind Franklin reaches the red. (Image source: ESA)
Friday, June 4, 2021: The ground test model of the European rover Exomars Rosalind Franklin has completed its first trip to the Martian courtyard, not only simulating the type of surface the rover will encounter. The red planet also reduces gravity. The
ground test model is an exact replica of the rover and will be shipped to Mars in September next year (if everything goes according to plan) and will help engineers fine-tune all aspects of the rover’s operation before landing on the red planet in 2023.
Last month, the replica was transferred from the facility of the integrator Thales Alenia Space in Turin, Italy to the adjacent Mars Rover Mars Terrain Simulator Operation Control Center. In the image, you can see the model hanging on the cable on the mobile crane. The support system absorbed two-thirds of the weight of the 640-pound rover. (290 kg) Move as smoothly as on Mars. The rover operator will use the replicas to practice movement on different types of Martian surfaces, and also test the 2-meter-long drill bit, which will (hopefully) help the real Rosalind Franklin find traces of life under the surface of Mars.