This story is part of it, our series explores the red planet.
is on the launch pad and Thursday, 80% chance of good weather in the south. NASA will host live events when a rover the size of a car from Cape Canaveral Airport in Florida will launch a rocket “Atlas V” (United Leunch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V). Pre-lighting begins at 4 a.m. outside the Pacific window, and the two-hour window opens at 4:50 p.m.
On July 22, NASA announced that the mission had passed an airworthiness test that included an assessment of the spacecraft̵7;s readiness, rocket, procedures, and personnel. “Mars is a tough customer, and we don’t take anything for granted,” said Matt Wallace, Perseverance’s deputy project manager.
The launch will depend on the weather and technical factors. That was beforedue to technical problems.
It’s been almost nine years since NASA sent its previous rover, Curiosity, to Mars. Persistence is the most perfect robot that NASA has sent to the surface of Mars. Once located in the crater Jezero – an area with a history of water, the rover will embark on a mission to find signs of ancient microbial life.
The rover does not ride alone. It also carries within itselfunder the abdomen.
NASA’s persistence rover is ready to explore the wildlife of Mars
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NASA’s mission is thisthis year, when the red planet is in an advantageous position relative to Earth. Skipping this window means waiting for the next chance until 2022. Perseverance can potentially start as early as mid-August, if needed.
The United Arab Emirates is successful, and July 22. All three missions are scheduled to reach Mars in February 2021.