Articles about Perseverance Rover

The Perseverance Rover rover was sent to Mars by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It was launched on July 30, 2020, from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. It successfully landed on the red planet on February 18, 2021. Its landing site is called the Jezero crater. The Perseverance Rover's mission objective is to seek signs of ancient life and collect samples of rock and Regolith (broken rock and soil) for a possible return to Earth via a manned mission in the future. The rover contains several technology demonstrations on-board including the Mars helicopter that successfully completed its 30-day demonstration phase and is now in the operations demo phase as of September 2021. The rover has also been sent to Mars to assess ancient habitability, scout for rocks known to preserve signs of life over time, and demonstrate technology for future robotic and human exploration on the red planet. Perseverance is expected to spend at least one Martian year (two Earth years) exploring its landing site. The mission is being managed for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington D.C. by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory of Caltech in Pasadena, California.

China's Tianwen-1 lander and rover successfully touchdown on Mars

14 May 2021

China's Tianwen-1 lander and rover successfully touchdown on Mars

Shortly after realizing the dream of launching its own space station, China reportedly succeeded at its attempt to land the Zhurong lander on Mars on May 14 as a part of its Tianwen-1 mission.

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter completes third long-distance flight, with fastest-yet airspeed

26 Apr 2021

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter completes third long-distance flight, with fastest-yet airspeed

NASA's Perseverance rover Mars mission has been a resounding success so far, with both its technology demonstrations showing promise.

NASA's MOXIE proof-of-concept successfully converts Martian carbon dioxide to oxygen

22 Apr 2021

NASA's MOXIE proof-of-concept successfully converts Martian carbon dioxide to oxygen

Besides the Ingenuity helicopter that took flight on Mars earlier this week, NASA had sent another proof of concept to the red planet. The device is called Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE).

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter aces first test flight in Martian environment

19 Apr 2021

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter aces first test flight in Martian environment

Ever since NASA successfully unsheathed the Ingenuity helicopter that accompanied its Perseverance rover to Mars, anticipation had been building for the helicopter's first flight.

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter now one step closer to first flight

23 Mar 2021

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter now one step closer to first flight

Over the weekend, NASA's Perseverance rover dropped the debris shield that protected the Ingenuity helicopter during the rover's historic landing on the red planet.

NASA's Perseverance rover completes first test drive on Martian soil

07 Mar 2021

NASA's Perseverance rover completes first test drive on Martian soil

NASA has recently announced that its Perseverance rover successfully completed its first test drive on Mars.

NASA's Perseverance rover performs first test drive on Mars

06 Mar 2021

NASA's Perseverance rover performs first test drive on Mars

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover hit the dusty red road this week, putting 21 feet on the odometer in its first test drive. It ventured from its landing position, on Thursday, two weeks after landing, to seek signs of past life.

NASA's Perseverance rover powered by processors used in 90s' iMacs

03 Mar 2021

NASA's Perseverance rover powered by processors used in 90s' iMacs

NASA's Perseverance rover, which is presently on Mars, is powered by the same IBM PowerPC processor found in the Apple iMacs from 1998. The processor is about 23 years old, and is painfully slow by modern standards.

Netizens decode message hidden in NASA's Perseverance rover's parachute

24 Feb 2021

Netizens decode message hidden in NASA's Perseverance rover's parachute

The parachute unfurled during the final descent of NASA's Perseverance rover had random pattern of red and white bands, on the face of it. NASA officials later said it contained an encoded message.

NASA's Perseverance rover relays first audio, video clips from Mars

23 Feb 2021

NASA's Perseverance rover relays first audio, video clips from Mars

Yesterday, NASA's 2020 Perseverance rover relayed video and audio feeds from Mars. The rover had landed successfully on Mars' Jezero Crater on February 18. It has now sent footage of the landing and a brief audio recording of the sounds from the red planet.

This photo of Mars rover's descent has NASA awestruck

20 Feb 2021

This photo of Mars rover's descent has NASA awestruck

The world got its first close-up look at a Mars landing on Friday, as NASA released a stunning picture of its newest rover being lowered onto the dusty red surface.

NASA's Perseverance rover sends first pictures of Mars to Earth

19 Feb 2021

NASA's Perseverance rover sends first pictures of Mars to Earth

NASA's Perseverance rover landed on Mars' Jezero crater late last night. The challenging mission is aimed at finding signs of life on the red planet.

NASA's Perseverance rover successfully lands on Mars' Jezero crater

19 Feb 2021

NASA's Perseverance rover successfully lands on Mars' Jezero crater

NASA's Perseverance rover successfully landed on Mars' Jezero crater last night. NASA's YouTube channel streamed the event live from 00:45 AM IST on February 19. You can watch the historic feat using this link: https://youtu.be/gm0b_ijaYMQ.