NASA temporarily cuts off communications with its missions to Mars. Reason: the sun!
The basics in brief
- In the coming weeks, the sun will be exactly between Earth and Mars.
- So NASA should temporarily suspend communication with its missions to Mars.
Because the sun will be exactly between the next weeks Earth With Mars standing, the US space agency NASA is temporarily suspending communications with its missions to Mars. Gases from the sun can disrupt communication signals.
NASA announced Tuesday that no orders will be sent to Mars in the first two weeks of October. Robots and probes on the red planet But it will continue to collect data.
“Even if our Mars missions are coming up The weeks will not be very active “They will continue to inform us of their condition,” NASA Administrator Roy Gladden said. “Also every mission has been assigned a duty it has to do before it hears from us again.” that the sun between Earth Mars stands every two years.
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