Airbus France is currently building huge satellites that bring Martian rock samples back to Earth. NASA will be drilling into the Red Planet by using the Perseverance rover and sending sample martian materials to Earth using the cargo ship. This will be the satellite’s job to grab the packed material and bring it back to the Earth.
This is a joint Euro-American mission which will cost around billions and will take around a decade to implement. However, according to scientists, this is going to be the best way to confirm the presence of alien life on the Martian surface.
Mars samples will come to Earth on Airbus
Dr. David Parker, the director of human and robotic exploration at the European Space Agency says it is not just twice as difficult as any typical Mars mission but it’s rather twice squared especially when you think about the complexity involved.
Airbus France will like to call it the “world’s first Martian cargo ship” because of the purpose of the spacecraft. The space vehicle will carry cargo between Mars and Earth and will make sample transportation very easy in terms of interplanetary cases.
Dr. Parker announced the European aerospace company’s role in the Earth Return Orbiter (ERO) at a Nasa-Esa briefing with reporters just ahead of Thursday’s launch of the Perseverance robot. This airbus satellite is going to be a Goliath among all spacecraft. Nasa has cleared its alien-hunting Mars rover Perseverance for liftoff on July 30 from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
The Earth Return Orbiter will capture a canister in orbit and transfer it safely to Earth, a return trip that will take about 13 months.
Let us know about this in the comments section below! Also, do not forget to join us on our Telegram Channel for instant updates of the science and tech world.
Suryapratim Ray is an engineer, author, robotics hobbyist, and an active Quoran. Being a technical blogger, he covers the good, bad, and ugly of science on a regular basis at Sciencenews18. In addition to his passion for writing, he’s equally keen on learning classical music.