Asked in Planet Mars
What should the parachute size in mars?
Wouldn't work since there is no air at all. Edit: The atmosphere is thin, but there's enough to make a parachute work. We know this because some space probes have used parachutes to land on Mars. Sorry, I don't know what size they used. ...
Were Inflated balloons were used to land the pathfinder on mars?
A parachute and solid rockets were used to slow it down as it went through the atmosphere and airbags were used to cushion the impact. ...
Asked in Planet Mars
How would the size of a parachute required to safely land a space probe differ on the planet Mars?
A parachute that would function on Mars would have to be very large, much larger than one used in Earth's atmosphere, because the atmospheric pressure on Mars is much lower. The surface pressure is only about 600 pascals, about 1/160th the sea level pressure on Earth. The thinner the atmosphere, the less force exerted against the parachute as it slows a falling craft. Some Mars probes are designed to use retro-rockets and inflatable cushioning bags, to supplement their parachutes. ...
Asked in The Moon
Why is it a bad idea to land on the moon with a parachute?
unable to be answered as it is not humanly possible to land on the moon with a parachute .The reason for this is the gravitational force. ...
Asked in Space Shuttle, Planet Mars
When did the first space shuttle land on Mars?
The Space Shuttle never landed on Mars. In 1971, the Russian Mars 2 and Mars 3 probes were the first things to land on Mars. The Space Shuttle never landed on Mars. In 1971, the Russian Mars 2 and Mars 3 probes were the first things to land on Mars. The Space Shuttle never landed on Mars. In 1971, the Russian Mars 2 and Mars 3 probes were the first things to land on Mars. The Space Shuttle never landed on Mars....
Asked in Physics, Planet Mars
How would the size of parachute required for a space probe be different on Venus which has a thick atmosphere or on Mars which has a thin atmosphere?
The atmosphere of Venus is very thick, and a parachute would have much greater drag for a given size, than on Earth or Mars. So it could be smaller to achieve the same slowing of a space probe's descent. On Mars, a larger parachute would be required, but fortunately Mars, being a smaller planet, has much less gravity than Earth, so the parachute does not have to resist the same acceleration force (which is roughly the same on Venus as on Earth). ...
Asked in Science
Why does a parachute save your life if you jump from a plane?
a parachute will save your life because you land properly and you dont fall face first plus the wind will contriol the parachute ...
Asked in Artificial Satellites, Planet Mars
What was the first satellite to land on Mars?
First ever satellite to land on the planet Mars was a Russian probe called Mars 2. Albeit it did not land but crashed. The first successful probe to land on Mars was Mars 3 sent by the Russians, however the probe was operational for 15 minutes after landing on Mars. The first American probe to land on Mars was the Viking 1 on the 20th of July 1976. ...