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Send your me to Mars now

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 Sep 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Washington, September 8: Do you wish to send your me on a mission to Mars? Do it now. SA is inviting space enthusiasts to send in their mes that will go on the next mission to Red Planet and the deadline is Tuesday. In March, 2016, SA will launch the InSight mission to Mars - a robotic, statiory lander designed to study Mars geophysics. You can send your me that will be embedded on a computer chip aboard the InSight lander. InSight is an acronym for Interior Exploration for Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport. The mission will launch on an Atlas V 401 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on March 4, 2016. As part of a series of tests, the spacecraft was commanded to deploy its solar arrays in the clean room to test and verify the exact process that it will use on the surface of Mars. It is scheduled to land in Mars’ Elysium Planitia (Plain of Ideal Happiness) on September 20, 2016. Once on Mars, the mission is designed to last two years. (IANS)

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