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Perseverance Mars Rover
« on: June 21, 2020, 08:30:43 AM »
I have followed and posted about the Mars rover program for years and am super excited about the launch of Perseverance in July.  Below is a link to a really good primer of the launch, entry, descent and landing, landing site, instrumentation.

Jezero crater appears to be a ancient flood plain with clear and obvious former water channels. One of the most exciting instruments is a helicopter with flights up to 15 feet high, 60 feet in distance and 90 seconds in duration.

Please take a few minutes and click the link below to learn more...  8)

https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/moon-mars/a32894671/nasa-perserverance-rover-2020/
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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2020, 09:07:08 AM »
Very cool!  Looking forward to new discoveries.

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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2020, 10:30:52 AM »
« Last Edit: June 21, 2020, 10:34:35 AM by BridgeTroll »
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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2020, 12:01:30 PM »
I watched the helicopter deployment video, and have a question.
It shows the protective panel dropping, then the 'copter being flipped over and dropped to the surface. Does that rotation move the helicopter out from under the lander? Otherwise, it would drop on that cowling, and taking off would be harder.

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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2020, 02:11:05 PM »
Good question. I don’t know but the copter is supposed to fly multiple times so my guess is it reloads onto the rover
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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2020, 07:01:33 AM »
Good question. I don’t know but the copter is supposed to fly multiple times so my guess is it reloads onto the rover

It flies multiple times but does not come back to the rover.   Great article describing the research and testing of the helicopter...

https://dnyuz.com/2020/06/23/nasa-mars-helicopter-will-be-red-planets-wright-brothers-moment/
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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2020, 10:03:50 AM »
Damn. As long as it helps them get it right.
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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2020, 06:29:29 PM »
Great video comparing previous rovers and their capabilities with Perseverance...  8)

https://youtu.be/95hMM2u6Fgw
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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2020, 02:50:48 PM »
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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2020, 07:57:13 AM »
The Chinese launch was successful... Perseverance due to launch July 30. The link contains a great description of the Chinese mission...

https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/07/23/china-launches-robotic-mission-to-orbit-land-and-drive-on-mars/
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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2020, 08:02:49 AM »
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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2020, 10:32:18 AM »
I am guessing a second mission helps with getting the samples back to earth? Am I reading the sample collection goals correct? Very exciting mission.
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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2020, 05:00:24 PM »
I am guessing a second mission helps with getting the samples back to earth? Am I reading the sample collection goals correct? Very exciting mission.

My excitement is  for the helicopter... wayyyyy too cool...
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