At 2 p.m. EST (1900 GMT), NASA will unveil video of the Perseverance rover because it landed on Mars as seen from the rover itself. You can watch the event live here and on House.com’s homepage courtesy of NASA TV. Perseverance landed on Mars on Thursday (Feb. 18) to start its seek for indicators of historical life on Mars, accumulate samples and research the Purple Planet like by no means earlier than.
“Now that @NASAPersevere landed, we’ll launch first-of-its-kind footage from the rover’s descent and touchdown after coming into Mars’ environment,” NASA officers wrote in a Twitter replace Saturday (Feb. 20).
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The video sequence will Perseverance touching down at Jezero Crater on Mars. Perseverance mission scientists shared a sneak peek on the video on Friday, once they launched a photo Perseverance dangling above Mars from its rocket-powered skycrane taken throughout its epic “seven minutes of terror” touchdown. The high-definition picture, which NASA additionally tweeted out, has already been appreciated greater than 150,000 occasions and retweeted practically 30,000 occasions from the official Percy account alone.
“The second that my crew dreamed of for years, now a actuality. Dare mighty issues,” the photograph caption stated, with the mission adding in another tweet. “This shot from a digital camera on my ‘jetpack’ captures me in midair, simply earlier than my wheels touched down.”
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We have been ready for the complete video ever because the image was posted, as Perseverance progressively uploads knowledge to the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to in flip, relay to NASA’s Deep House Community of antennas that tracks missions throughout the universe. As of Sunday round 5 p.m. EST (2200 GMT), data from MRO was downloading to the Madrid antenna, in accordance with the Deep Space Network Now website from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
From its touchdown website in Jezero Crater, the rover can ship as much as 2 megabits of information per second to the orbiting MRO. Perseverance was watched during landing by three other spacecraft as well. Finally, we must always get 4K video from Perseverance’s journeys, which is an interplanetary first.
Apart from sending the touchdown video to Earth, Perseverance is at the moment testing its main methods earlier than getting rolling on-planet, with its JPL controllers working on Mars time to take advantage of the primary essential months of the mission.
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