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#101 2020-06-17 16:29:51

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Re: New 2020 Mars Rover based on MSL

oh no... NASA rushing to complete Mars launch before planet moves out of range. Mission to include first-ever helicopter exploration.

Its going to need to go fast to make it up and then put on the breaks hard once near mars....

Dubbed “Perseverance,” the SUV-sized rover would embark on a $2.7 billion exploration mission to search for ancient signs of life on Mars, and begin the first leg of an attempt to bring samples from the Red Planet back to Earth.

ouch that's a very expensive rover mission....

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#102 2020-06-20 19:31:46

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Closing in on the launch day  https://www.foxnews.com/science/nasas-n … r-covid-19

https://www.digitaltrends.com/news/nasa … re-launch/

With such an important timescale to keep to, NASA has to allow for the possibility that there could be poor weather on the launch day requiring a short delay. So the window for the launch this summer runs from July 20 to August 11, allowing some flexibility for last-minute issues. The rover will be launched atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, along with the first-ever helicopter to be flown on another planet, named Ingenuity.

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#103 2020-07-07 21:27:20

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The Perseverance rover is launching with 43 sample tubes. Five of the tubes will be blanks — they will not be filled with Martian samples — to help scientists analyzing the specimens sort out what molecules came from Mars, and what originated on Earth.

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#104 2020-07-14 18:52:14

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#105 2020-07-29 19:28:44

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How to watch the Mars launch
What: NASA launches Mars Perseverance rover
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020
Time: 7:50 a.m. EDT
Location: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

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#106 2020-08-01 20:48:14

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#107 2020-08-27 18:36:48

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