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II-VI Marlow Thermoelectric Module is on Mars

The Atlas V rocket thrusts the launch vehicle from the launch pad and propels it free of earth’s gravitational force and out into the dark and unforgiving environment of space. 254 days later the spacecraft begins a landing sequence that includes a steered free fall, a parachute descent, a rocket powered deceleration, then a tethered drop to the surface of the planet.

The launch date was 26 November 2011 and the vehicle within the spacecraft was the Mars Science Laboratory, aptly named Curiosity.

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This entry was posted in thermoelectric moducle and mars on July 08, 2016 by II-VI Marlow Industries

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