Tag: Perseverance

Getting ready for takeoff

The Mars helicopter, Ingenuity is being readied for its first flight. The target date will be “from 8 Apr 2021” for Ingenuity to make the first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet. Before the 4-pound (1.8-kilogram) rotorcraft can attempt its first flight, however, both it and its team must meet […]

Pictures from Mars – 002

Recently pictures released by NASA from the Mission 2020 to Mars. All images are from https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/images/ Update 05 March 2021: As of 05 March 2021, there are currently more than 7,400 “raw” images available from the Perseverance mission at https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/raw-images/ This is the best location to view images as they arrive back on Earth. Credits: […]

Pictures from Mars – 001

Recently pictures released by NASA from the Mission 2020 to Mars. All images are from https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/images/ and are made available by NASA/JPL-Caltech Part of a video taken by several cameras as NASA’s Perseverance rover touched down on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. A camera aboard the descent stage captured this shot. One of the six […]

Perseverance lands successfully on Mars

Nasa’s Mars Perseverance Rover has landed safely on the surface of Mars at Jezero Crater after a 203-day journey travelling 293 million miles (472 million kilometers). Confirmation of the successful touchdown was announced in mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California at 3:55 p.m. EST (12:55 p.m. PST). The first images were […]

Mars 2020 – 2 weeks to landing

Perseverance is due to touch down on Mars in two weeks time, Thursday 18 February 2021, at approximately 20:55 GMT. It has travelled around 275,800,000 miles so far and there are around 16,670,000 miles remaining to reach Mars at a speed of 48,795 mph. https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/timeline/cruise/ The rover will begin its descent towards the surface at […]

Mars 2020 – Progress

Mars 2020 is a NASA mission to Mars which launched from Earth on 30 July 2020 at 12:50 GMT and is due to land on Mars on 18 Feb 2021 at the Jezero Crater. https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/mission/overview/ The spacecraft is carrying the Perseverance rover which will land on the surface of Mars. The Perseverance rover will seek […]