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is on the starting area and Thursday, with 80% chance of favorable weather on midday Wednesday. NASA will revive the incident when a car-sized vehicle takes off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on an Atlas V United Launch Alliance (ULA) rocket. Preliminary coverage starts at 4:00 p.m. PT and the two-hour window opens at 4:50 p.m. PT.
On July 22, NASA announced that the mission had passed a flight readiness check, which includes an assessment of the readiness of the spacecraft, rocket, procedures and personnel. “Mars is a tough customer and we don̵7;t take anything for granted,” said Matt Wallace, Deputy Project Manager for Perseverance.
The start will depend on the weather and technical factors. It was beforedue to technical problems.
It’s been almost nine years since NASA sent its previous rover Curiosity to Mars. Perseverance is the most advanced robot NASA has sent to the surface of Mars. Once settled in the crater Lake – an area with water history – the rover sets out on a mission to look for signs of ancient microbial life.
Rover does not go alone. It also carriesunder the abdomen.
NASA’s Perseverance rover ready to explore the wilderness of Mars
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NASA’s mission isthis year, when the red planet is in a favorable position compared to the Earth. The missing window means waiting for another chance until 2022. Endurance could not begin until mid-August.
United Arab Emirates successfullyand On July 22, all three missions to Mars are scheduled for February 2021.