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.
This is the second uncrewed test flight for the Starliner spacecraft. Reflight of the OFT mission will allow Boeing to demonstrate readiness of the spacecraft and implement corrections to the problems which were found during the first OFT flight.Low Earth Orbit
Landsat 9 is a partnership between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey to continue the Landsat programâ€™s critical role in monitoring, understanding and managing the land resources needed to sustain human life. Landsat 9, like Landsat 8, will have a higher imaging capacity than past Landsats, allowing more valuable data to be added to the Landsatâ€™s global land archive. Satellite will operaite in sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 705 km and has a mission lifetime of 5 years.Sun-Synchronous Orbit
USCV-2 (US Crew Vehicle-2), also known as Starliner-1, is the first operational crewed flight of the Boeing Starliner vehicle. It will take NASA astronauts Sunita Williams, Josh Cassada and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet on what is planned as the first long duration mission of Starliner to International Space Station.