New methods for the study of the planets of solar system


22/05/2012

Delivery of the people on the surface of Mars is a big problem, consisting of several steps, the most difficult and dangerous of which is probably the descent to the planet. The safe landing on another planet it is difficult even for the all-terrain vehicle, not to mention a spaceship carrying the people on board. Telerobotics but the company was able to offer a unique alternative - send astronauts to explore the planet, but to keep them in orbit, while on the surface of the planet will run controlled robots that perform important work for all people.

NASA scientists are planning to use methods Telerobotics as ubiquitous tool for space exploration, arranging a symposium at the beginning of next month to discuss a possible preliminary test of this strategy. Along with providing security for astronauts in low orbit around the planet, where the potential hazards are not insurmountable, this approach would solve some of the communication problems that constantly arise in the study of space.

Radio communication between the Earth and Mars may take from 8 to 40 minutes, depending on where in the world currently located. Because of this, the programming tasks for the "rover" takes a lot of time. In order to facilitate communication of the Earth and on Mars rover, rover got some new upgrades, so some of the tasks he was able to solve on their own, for example, that it was exploring, and in preparing the new Mars rover - Curiosity, also has several advanced autonomous capabilities, the most important of which relate to his landing system on the planet.

But even with an advanced system of decision-making, the rovers still lack human intervention in the process of research, which could lead to a new discovery. The presence of people in the orbit of Mars clears communication time delay, and can afford to spend a lot quicker study.

Managed human robots already perform incredibly painstaking task in the world, such as, for example, surgery, and scientists are already quite adept at developing inter-planetary rovers. Initial tests of the methods described above will hold a first planetary exploration on Earth, with a simulated Martian environment, and future tests are likely to be directed at control of robots on the moon, carrying their control from orbit.

Original: Physorg.com


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