In mid-2020, SpaceX plans to send to Mars to a ton of payload.
The company SpaceX in cooperation with NASA, has identified four regions on Mars, where it is planned landing of an unmanned spacecraft to the Red Dragon. On Monday, March 20.
At a special presentation held on March 18, Paul Wooster from SpaceX called potential suitable for landing spacecraft space Mars: Deuteronilus Mensae, Phlegra Montes Utopia Planitia and Arcadia Planitia. These areas can be considered in detail, for example, using Google Mars maps.
They are all located in the Northern hemisphere of the planet near the equator. This allows you to provide potential missions the optimal access to sunlight. Another criterion was the presence of water ice.
The ship Red Dragon is a modernized version of the manned Dragon V2. With it in mid-2020, SpaceX plans to send to Mars to a ton of payload. The launch of Red Dragon will be implemented on a Falcon Heavy. Previously, it was being planned in 2018.
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