This story is part of it, our series explores the red planet.
Thein two weeks it is ready to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. is located on the launch pad and , , no less! Current weather conditions are extremely favorable for launch, with an 80% chance of leaving space and into space. Needless to say, you can see the whole, historic launch live right here. We’ve got a live streaming link above and more information on how to follow along below.
NASA will host the event as the car-sized rover takes off inside the Launch Atlas V rocket of the Launch Alliance (ULA). Before you start coverage 4 am PT and the two-hour window opens on 04:50 am PT.
NASA announced on July 22 that the mission had undergone its flight review, which includes an assessment of spacecraft preparedness, rocket, procedures and personnel. “Mars is a tough customer, and we don’t take anything for granted,” said Perseverance mission deputy project manager Matt Wallace.
The launch depends on the weather and technical factors. It was beforedue to technical issues.
It’s been almost nine years since NASA sent its previous rover, Curiosity, to Mars. Perseverance is the most advanced robot that NASA has sent to the surface of Mars. Once fixed in the Jezero Crater – an area with a history of water – the Rover will begin a mission to look for signs of ancient microbial life.
The rover is not going alone. It also carriesunder her belly.
NASA Perseverance Rover ready to explore the wilds of Mars
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NASA’s mission isthis year when the red planet is in a favorable position relative to Earth. Missing that window means waiting until 2022 next chance. Perseverance could potentially launch until mid-August, if needed.
The United Arab Emirates successfully, u on July 22 All three missions are scheduled to reach Mars in February 2021.