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Crazy Mars CuriouOOsity Landing

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posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 04:24 PM
Just saw a landing video simulation and the whole thing seems to be retarded.

seems to have designed by committee or management consultants or maybe the owner of this lame brain idea was doing sexual favors for Nasa Managers under the table for this moronic idea to get accepted and implemented.

way too complicated and unnecessarily risky

i mean the last part where a hovering frame lowers the lander on ropes using winches while it hovers firing retro rockets seems really thick and stupid.

once the curiosity rover is safely on the ground the frame will go up and sideways and crash!

why not just land the whole thing... the frame and the lander and have the lander detach and roll away?

seems to be really stupid introducing so many variables like a hovering crane with a rope lowering the lander.

think of all the things that go wrong..

cable tangled,one rocket not firing,winch not working,the frame flips over,the stabilizers fail,the rover not going down,the whole thing getting tangled up...

seems to be a really dumb idea.

i mean seriously it is just such a crazy way to land.

edit on 17-7-2012 by nobodysavedme because: MODS

posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 05:03 PM
Curiosity is too heavy for the airbag landing system.

Curiosity would require a very large and heavy parachute. Too heavy for the launch vehicle, too large to guarantee opening properly.

Landing rockets add weight. They also have to project beneath the bottom of the rover which would create ground clearance problems.

The sky crane seems to actually be a pretty good solution.
edit on 7/17/2012 by Phage because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 05:06 PM
I thought the same thing when I heard about it.

However, a link to the video simulation would be appreciated!

posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 05:09 PM
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