Spacecraft Landing

NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Landing

Jezero crater, Mars Atlas V 541 | Mars 2020 (Perseverance rover & Ingenuity helicopter)

NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover will land in the Jezero crater using a MSL-inspired sky-crane at approximately 20:55 UTC.

It will investigate an astrobiologically relevant ancient environment on Mars and investigate its surface geological processes and history, including the assessment of its past habitability, the possibility of past life on Mars, and the potential for preservation of biosignatures within accessible geological materials. It will cache sample containers along its route for a potential future Mars sample-return mission.

Perseverance is also ferrying several cutting-edge technologies to the surface of Mars – including a helicopter named Ingenuity, the first aircraft to attempt powered, controlled flight on another planet.

Updates

Koun7erfit • Feb. 18, 2021, 8:59 p.m.

Safe touchdown confirmed! Perseverance has safely landed on the surface of Mars!


Koun7erfit • Feb. 18, 2021, 8:48 p.m.

NASA live coverage is continuing to follow the descent as Mars 2020 Perseverance is beginning its entry into the Martian atmosphere.


Koun7erfit • Feb. 18, 2021, 2:48 a.m.

"NASA's Mars Perseverance rover makes its final descent to the Red Planet. Here are some of the ways you can take part in this landing."

Check the links below for the list of NASA's coverage.

Related Information


Atlas V 541 | Mars 2020 (Perseverance rover & Ingenuity helicopter)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
July 30, 2020, 11:50 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Atop this ULA Atlas V rocket will be Perseverance, a car-sized rover which will explore an ancient river delta on Mars. Armed with a suite of six scientific instruments, Perseverance will primarily hunt for clues to the planet's distant past, and hopefully uncover signs of ancient life and habitability. The rover also carries an experiment that'll convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, a box-sized helicopter named Ingenuity that'll demonstrate powered flight on Mars, and a system that enables the rover to leave behind samples for later retrieval and return to Earth during NASA and ESA's ambitious sample return mission later this decade.

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