Posted May 11, 2018 05:17:54NASA is set to send its tr3B spacecraft, one of the first missions ever to be launched by a commercial rocket, on a three-month mission to the surface of a distant planet, in the most ambitious space exploration mission yet.
Tr3b, or tr3, is scheduled to launch on the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket on May 15, 2018, with the spacecraft carrying NASA’s Tranquility domain, an instrument that will measure the temperature of the Martian atmosphere.NASA officials announced the mission today at a news conference in Houston.
The tr3 spacecraft will carry an array of high-resolution spectroscopy instruments that will provide a detailed record of the chemical composition of the soil and the Martian surface, NASA officials said.
The mission will take more than a year to complete.
The mission is part of NASA’s plan to send an asteroid probe to the asteroid belt, an area that contains about one-quarter of the asteroid’s mass.
NASA’s asteroid mission, called the Near Earth Asteroid Redirect Mission, or NEARMM, is expected to launch in 2020.
“This mission will provide us with a much better understanding of the composition of Mars and the planet’s surface, and will be critical in the search for life beyond Earth,” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said.
The mission also will serve as an important stepping stone for future missions, NASA said.
It is expected that the tr3 mission will fly for two years.NASA scientists hope to get a good look at the Martian soil in the near future, and the spacecraft will have the opportunity to sample and analyze Martian meteorites.
NASA is also planning to launch the tr4 spacecraft, a robotic spacecraft that will conduct detailed science and search for clues about the planet and its environment.
One of the main goals of NASA space exploration is to search for evidence of life beyond the Earth.
But even though NASA has been working to send humans to Mars for more than 50 years, there are still many unknowns about the Martian environment, and a lot of work remains to be done.
NASA has spent more than $200 million to get the first astronauts to the Red Planet.