Tag Archives: Mars 2020

Perseverance Rover to Begin Final Launch Readiness Review for NASA’s Mars 2020 Mission

Mars 2020 Perseverance

NASA’s Perseverance rover for the Mars 2020 mission has completed flight readiness review activities ahead of final launch assessments scheduled for July 27. The agency said on Thursday that the launch window for the Perseverance mission will begin at 7:50 a.m. EDT on July 30.

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NASA Moving Forward With Mars Helicopter Testing

NASA is bringing its Mars Helicopter to the final stages of testing in preparation for the autonomous vehicle's exploration mission in 2021. The helicopter underwent electrical connection, vibration and temperature tests in Denver before transferring to NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in May for further trial and equipment installations, JPL said Thursday

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NASA Setting MAVEN Closer to Mars to Support Rover Communications

NASA plans to reduce the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission’s orbit around the red planet to support data exchange between the agency and its future rovers on Mars. The space agency said Monday that it will lower MAVEN spacecraft's elliptical orbit from 3,850 to 2,800 miles above the planet’s surface to serve as data-relay satellite for the Mars 2020 rover. 

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NASA Selects Landing Spot for Mars 2020 Mission After Five-Year Assessment

NASA will land its Mars 2020 Rover on the red planet's Jezero Crater for a mission to search for past microbial life and gather rock and soil samples. The space agency said Tuesday it evaluated over 60 potential landing spots before selecting the Jezero Crater, a former location of an ancient river delta.

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