The ExoMars Rosalind Franklin rover mission won’t launch in 2020 because of a lack of time to test and qualify tricky parachutes and gadgets imperative to the rocket.
European Space Agency executive general Jan Woerner made the declaration in a public interview Thursday after a meeting with Dmitry Rogozin, head of mission partner Roscosmos.
Woerner expressed that the mission’s launch vehicle, the arrival stage and the rover itself were evaluated to be prepared for launch. Anyway, two parachutes required for Mars passage, plunge landing despite everything require testing and capability. Furthermore, some rocket gadgets should come back to suppliers.
The choice comes after the ESA-Roscosmos venture group assessed all the exercises required for an approved launch.
Woerner expressed that in spite of the fact that the wanderer is near launch status, the postponement fundamentally pushed the launch back over two years because of divine mechanics.
Ideal windows for launching to Mars open for half a month at regular intervals, because of the planets’ separate orbits.
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