• News HeadlinesLanding on the asteroid Eros

    Landing on the asteroid Eros

    (ORDO NEWS) — On February 12, 2001, the NEAR Shoemaker space probe landed on the surface of the asteroid Eros. The landing is no doubt soft: the 800-kilogram probe is not equipped with landing gear, but nevertheless, thanks to the skill of ground operators, it managed to land at a speed of only 1.9 m / s. The device completely retained its functionality: all the equipment on board worked, even…