Initially Generate Test of NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Released on Dec eighteen, 2019

On Dec. 17, 2019, engineers took NASA’s subsequent Mars rover for its initial spin. The take a look at took location in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility clear room at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. This was the first generate exam for the new rover, which will go to Cape Canaveral, Florida, in the commencing of following calendar year to put together for its launch to Mars in the summer. Engineers are checking that all the systems are doing the job collectively thoroughly, the rover can run less than its possess pounds, and the rover can show quite a few of its autonomous navigation capabilities. The launch window for Mars 2020 opens on July 17, 2020. The rover will land at Mars’ Jezero Crater on Feb. eighteen, 2021.

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