We already know that Netherlands-based startup Mars One wants to set the first human colony on Mars. What very interesting about the Mars One is it’s a one way mission. However, lately it’s been reported that landing of Mars One spacecraft and the satellite on Mars will be broadcast live.
To make the Mars One mission successful, Mars One has launched a crowd funding campaign in Indiegogo. The company is trying to raise a fund of $400,000 (£245,000) by January 25, 2014 (11:59 pm PT) via Indiegogo. This Indiegogo campaign will help the Mars One company to launch a private Mars lander and a satellite in 2018 as a first major step of its project. Lockheed Martin will build the Mars lander. This lander design will be based on the successful Mars lander used in the 2007 NASA Phoenix mission.
The satellite, on the other side, will be built by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL). The satellite will provide a ‘high bandwidth communications system in a Mars synchronous orbit’ and will be used to relay data and a live video feed from the lander on the surface of Mars back to Earth. It’s been reported that Mars One has paid SSTL an amount of $60,000 (£36,00) to design the first ‘geostationary‘ satellite which will be set on Mars.
However, when the Mars Lander and the satellite will be landing on Mars, it will be broadcast live so that millions of people can enjoy the excitement. Regarding the live streaming, Mars One CEO Lansdorp said, “Anyone with internet access will be able to see what the weather’s like on Mars.”
Source: Daily Mail