Perseverance Rover Successfully Launched in Mars NASA

Perseverance, nicknamed Percy, is an SUV-sized Mars probe designed to explore Jezero Crater on Mars as part of NASA's 2020 Mars mission.
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Updated: Feb 23, 2021 11:04:49 am

Perseverance Rover Successfully Launched in Mars NASA

23 February 2021 Current Affairs:NASA's most advanced Mars rover, Perseverance, successfully landed on the surface of Mars, which is impressive. This is the first step in finding signs of ancient microbial life on Mars. Highlights: ♦ Perseverance, nicknamed Percy, is an SUV-sized Mars probe designed to explore Jezero Crater on Mars as part of NASA's 2020 Mars mission.  ♦ It was manufactured by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, launched on July 30, 2020 at UTC, and confirmed receipt of the successful landing of the rover on February 18, 2021 at UTC.  ♦ Perseverance is equipped with seven main payload instruments, 19 cameras and two microphones. This wanderer carries the creativity of a miniature helicopter, an experimental aircraft that will attempt its first powered flight on another planet. Key Facts: ♦ Mission Name: Mars 2020 ♦ Rover Name: Perseverance ♦ Main Job of the Rover: Seek signs of ancient life and collect samples of rock and regolith (broken rock and soil) for possible return to Earth. ♦ Launch: July 30, 2020 ♦ Landing: Feb. 18, 2021 ♦ Landing Site: Jezero Crater, Mars ♦ Tech Demo of the Rover: The Mars Helicopter is a technology demonstration, hitching a ride on the Perseverance rover.
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