Craft hits Mars at 540 km/h
The Schiaparelli lander is in a free fall, when the parachute is disconnected by mistake at an altitude of some 4 km.
Schiaparelli enters the Martian atmosphere as planned, activating its parachute at an altitude of 11 km.
HEAT SHIELD DISCONNECTED
At an altitude of 7 km, the bottom heat shield is disconnected as scheduled.
SENSOR CALCULATES WRONG ALTITUDE
The craft miscalculates its altitude, disconnecting the top heat shield and the parachute at an altitude of 3.7 km.
CRAFT IN A FREE FALL FOR 37 SECONDS
At a speed of 540 km/h, Schiaparelli strikes Mars’ surface after a free fall of 37 seconds.