NASA’s science rover Perseverance successfully landed on MARS on 18th February 2021. NASA’s rover is the most advanced astrobiology laboratory that has been ever sent to the Red Planet. It will firstly search the traces of ancient microbial life on MARS.
Points To Note
- The Perseverance rover sailed through space for nearly 7 months.
- It covered the distance of 293 million miles (472 million kilometer) before entering to the Martian atmosphere.
- Rover entered the MARS with a speed of 12000 miles per hour (19000 kilometer per hour).
- The most challenging part of the robotic vehicle was its self-guided descent and landing during a complex series of maneuver. It was called as ‘seven minutes of terror’ by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration).
- This project total cost is US$ 2.7 billion.
- Perseverance Rover was launched with the primary aim of launching the bechioenis in order to search for possible fossilized signs of microbes.
MARS Mission 2020
The MARS Mission 2020 is a Mars rover built by NASA’s Mars Exploration Program. The Mission comprises of the Perseverance rover and an Ingenuity helicopter drone. It was launched on an Atlas V 541 launch vehicle on 30th July 2020. MARS Mission 2020 was announced by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) by December 2012 during a fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union at San Francisco.
About Perseverance rover
It will observe the astro-biologically relevant ancient environment on the red planet. Perseverance rover will also look after its surface geological processes and history. It will also do the assessment of past habitability and possibility of past life on it. The design of the rover is influenced from the Curiosity rover. It uses components that have been already fabricated and tested. The rover comprises of nineteen cameras and 2 microphones. Thus, it will also record the audio of the environment on Red Planet.
Perseverance Rover successfully Landed on Mars