Perseverance (Mars 2020 rover) -- Atlas V 541 -- Canaveral -- июль 2020

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Цитата2 ИЮЛ, 18:48
Запуск нового марсохода NASA перенесли на 30 июля
"Окно" запуска будет открыто до 15 августа

ВАШИНГТОН, 2 июля. /ТАСС/. NASA перенесло запуск марсохода Perseverance с 22 июля на 30 июля. Причиной переноса агентство назвало проблемы во время стендовых испытаний ракеты в полной сборке с заправкой топливными компонентами.

"Показания датчика жидкого кислорода отличались от расчетных, и нужно дополнительное время для того, чтобы разобраться, чем это вызвано", - пишет ведомство. "Окно" для запуска будет открыто до 15 августа.
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Сначала NASA планировало отправить марсоход на Красную планету 17 июля. Но дату старта сперва перенесли на 20 июля, а потом - на 22 июля. Аппарат должен сесть в кратере Йезеро на экваторе Марса в феврале 2021 года.

Ранее специалисты NASA говорили, что если аппарат не удастся запустить этим летом, то миссию придется отложить на осень 2022 года, так на минимальное расстояние - примерно 56 млн км - Земля и Марс сближаются раз в 26 месяцев.

Поиск следов жизни

С технической точки зрения Perserverance будет практически полной копией предыдущего марсохода, Curiosity. Это сделало сборку ровера гораздо быстрее и дешевле (NASA оценивает его стоимость в $2,46 млрд.). Главной задачей "Марса-2020" будут не поиски следов пресноводных водоемов, как у его предшественника, а оценка того, была ли жизнь на Марсе в прошлом, и поиски возможных следов жизни.

Для этого "Марс-2020" будет не только изучать свойства отложений осадочных пород, но и собирать их образцы в специальный "шкаф". Собранные таким образом минералы на Землю вернет специальная совместная миссия Европейского космического агентства (ESA) и NASA, которая будет отправлена к Красной планете не раньше 2026 года.

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03.07.2020 21:09:38 #321 Последнее редактирование: 04.07.2020 01:25:06 от lev_g
Цитата: Чебурашка от 02.07.2020 17:00:00А Атлас варианта 541 переделать в вариант 551 можно быстро? Пусковое окно на недельку бы расширилось ;)
Спросил у Тори - он говорит, что это возможно, но не думает, что понадобится :)

tnt22

https://www.ulalaunch.com/explore/blog-detail/blog/2020/07/08/mars-2020-perseverance-rover-mounted-atop-atlas-v

Цитата: undefinedMars 2020: Perseverance rover mounted atop Atlas V
Jul 8, 2020, 12:00 PM

The Atlas V rocket, ready to make its fifth launch to Mars for the scientific exploration and discovery at the red planet, is loaded with NASA's Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter to begin the Mars 2020 mission.


The NASA and Mars 2020 logos adorn the Atlas V rocket's payload fairing. Photo by NASA/Christian Mangano

Scheduled for liftoff at the end of the month from Cape Canaveral, Florida, this Atlas V mission builds the long and distinguished history by ULA and our heritage rockets of launching every U.S. mission to Mars, from the early flybys and orbiters to landers and today's sophisticated rovers.

In preparation for the launch, the encapsulated payload was delivered to the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) and hoisted atop the Atlas V yesterday, July 7. The ULA crane operator performed the delicate work and placed the spacecraft on the rocket with a soft touch to begin combined operations with the launch vehicle.

The spacecraft was assembled and then enclosed within the payload fairing at NASA's Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center. ULA's KAMAG payload transporter hauled Mars 2020 to the VIF overnight.

An integrated electrical test with both the rocket and the payload will be performed to verify all systems are functioning correctly. Then, two weeks of mission unique activities for the payload are scheduled.

The Atlas V rocket is flying in the 541 configuration to accelerate the Mars 2020 payload to 24,785 mph (11.008 km/s) for deployment on an interplanetary trajectory to intercept Mars on Feb. 18, 2021 for entry, descent and landing.

The Mars 2020 mission with its Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter is headed for the 28-mile (45-km) wide Jezero Crater on the western edge of a flat plain called Isidis Planitia, just north of the Martian equator.

The primary goal of the mission is determining whether life ever existed on Mars. Perseverance is the first rover mission designed to seek signs of past microbial life. Earlier rovers first focused on and confirmed that Mars once had habitable conditions.

This will mark United Launch Alliance's 140th flight overall and our 35th for NASA's Launch Services Program. Those missions have sent spacecraft to Mars, the moon, the Sun, a dwarf planet, an asteroid, a protoplanet, the radiation belts and numerous spacecraft to study the Earth.

The Atlas V rocket has been entrusted with four previous launches to Mars, including the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in 2005, the Mars Science Laboratory featuring the Curiosity rover in 2011, the MAVEN atmospheric research orbiter in 2013 and the InSight geophysical lander in 2018.

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Цитата: undefined NASA's Launch Services Program @NASA_LSP 2 ч. назад

What @torybruno said!

Here is the @NASAPersevere Mars 2020 stacked spacecraft in its payload fairing being lifted on the transporter prior to delivery to @ulalaunch's Vertical Integration Facility for hoist and mate:
https://video.twimg.com/tweet_video/Ecck-A8XsAA1c8e.mp4 (0:12)

Цитата: undefined Tory Bruno @torybruno 4 ч. назад

Spacecraft hoist and mate is complete. We're going to Mars.
#marsperseverance

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https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/nasas-perseverance-rover-attached-to-atlas-v-rocket


Цитата: undefinedJuly 9, 2020

NASA's Perseverance Rover Attached to Atlas V Rocket

Nose cone containing the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover
The nose cone containing the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover sits atop a motorized payload transporter at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on July 7, 2020.
Credits: NASA/KSC


NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has been attached to the top of the rocket that will send it toward the Red Planet this summer. Encased in the nose cone that will protect it during launch, the rover and the rest of the Mars 2020 spacecraft - the aeroshell, cruise stage, and descent stage - were affixed to a United Launch Alliance Atlas V booster on Tuesday, July 7, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Central Florida.

The process began when a 60-ton hoist on the roof of the Vertical Integration Facility at Space Launch Complex 41 lifted the nose cone, otherwise known as the payload fairing, 129 feet (39 meters) to the top of the waiting rocket. There, engineers made the physical and electrical connections that will remain between booster and spacecraft until about 50 to 60 minutes after launch, when the two are pyrotechnically separated and Perseverance is on its way.


The nose cone containing NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is maneuvered into place atop its Atlas V rocket. The image was taken at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on July 7, 2020.
Credits: NASA/KSC


"I have seen my fair share of spacecraft being lifted onto rockets," said John McNamee, project manager for the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. "But this one is special because there are so many people who contributed to this moment. To each one of them I want to say, we got here together, and we'll make it to Mars the same way."

With the mating of spacecraft and booster complete, the final testing of the two (separately and as one unit) will be underway. Then two days before the July 30 launch, the Atlas V will leave the Vertical Integration Facility for good. Traveling by rail, it will cover the 1,800 feet (550 meters) to the launch pad in about 40 minutes. From there, Perseverance has about seven months and 290 million miles (467 million kilometers) to go before arriving at Mars.

The Launch Period

NASA and United Launch Alliance recently updated the mission's launch period - the range of days the rocket can launch in order to reach Mars. It now spans from July 30 to Aug. 15.

The launch period opening changed from July 17 to 30 due to launch vehicle processing delays in preparation for spacecraft mate operations. Four days were also added to the previously designated Aug. 11 end of the launch period. NASA and United Launch Alliance Flight Teams were able to provide those extra days after final weights of both the spacecraft and launch vehicle became available, allowing them to more accurately calculate the propellant available to get Perseverance on its way.

No matter what day Perseverance lifts off during its July 30 to Aug. 15 launch period, it will land in Mars' Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021. Targeting landing for one specific date and time helps mission planners better understand lighting and temperature at the landing site, as well as the location of Mars-orbiting satellites tasked with recording and relaying spacecraft data during its descent and landing. 

More About the Mission

Managed by JPL, the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover's astrobiology mission will search for signs of ancient microbial life. It will also characterize the planet's climate and geology, pave the way for human exploration of the Red Planet, and be the first planetary mission to collect and cache Martian rock and regolith (broken rock and dust). Subsequent missions, currently under consideration by NASA in cooperation with the European Space Agency, would send spacecraft to Mars to collect these cached samples from the surface and return them to Earth for in-depth analysis.


NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover waits to be lifted onto its Atlas V launch vehicle at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on July 7, 2020.
Credits: NASA/KSC


The Mars 2020 mission is part of a larger program that includes missions to the Moon as a way to prepare for human exploration of the Red Planet. Charged with returning astronauts to the Moon by 2024, NASA will establish a sustained human presence on and around the Moon by 2028 through NASA's Artemis lunar exploration plans.

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https://nauka.tass.ru/nauka/8933953

Цитата: undefined10 ИЮЛ, 13:48
Марсоход Perseverance успешно установили на ракету Atlas V
Запустить его планируют в конце июля - начале августа этого года


Марсоход Perseverance
© J. Krohn/NASA via AP


ТАСС, 10 июля. Специалисты NASA установили марсоход Perseverance на ракету-носитель Atlas V и подготовили к запуску, который должен состояться в конце июля. Об этом пишет пресс-служба Лаборатории реактивного движения NASA (JPL).

"Запуск Perseverance отложили на конец месяца из-за проблем, которые возникли во время подготовки ракеты-носителя к стыковке с капсулой, где находится марсоход. Из-за этого мы сдвинули окно запуска на промежуток между 30 июля и 15 августа, что допустимо с точки зрения имеющихся запасов топлива на борту миссии", - пишет JPL.

Как отметили в NASA, в ближайшие дни начнутся последние предполетные тесты марсохода и ракеты-носителя. Специалисты планируют, что 28 июля ракету выведут на стартовую площадку для первой попытки запуска, которая намечена на 30 июля.

Первоначально специалисты JPL планировали отправить марсоход на Красную планету 17 июля. Но дату старта перенесли - сначала на 20 и 22 июля, а потом на 30 июля. При этом в NASA не исключают, что аппарат может отправиться в космос и позже, если 30 июля этому помешает погода или технические проблемы.

Если марсоход не выведут в космос до 15 августа, миссию придется отложить на два года, так как Земля и Марс сближаются на минимальное расстояние - примерно 56 млн км - раз в 26 месяцев. Подобные случаи уже происходили в недавней истории NASA - посадочную платформу InSight, которая изучает марсотрясения, отправили на Красную планету на два года позже намеченного из-за разгерметизации ее сейсмографа.

На Марс с вертолетом

О планах на создание своего пятого марсохода представители NASA рассказали в декабре 2012 года. Он должен был стать своеобразным наследником ровера Curiosity, который сел на Марс в августе 2012 года и работает там до сих пор. Это заметно удешевило и ускорило бы сборку ровера. Главной задачей марсохода должны были стать не поиски следов пресноводных водоемов, как у его предшественника, а оценка обитаемости Марса в прошлом и поиски возможных следов жизни.

В марте 2020 года марсоход получил официальное имя - Perserverance ("настойчивость" по-английски). Запустить на Марс его планировали в середине лета 2020 года. Сесть аппарат должен будет в районе кратера Йезеро на экваторе Марса в феврале 2021 года.

Perseverance будет не только изучать свойства отложений осадочных пород, но и собирать их образцы в специальный "шкаф", установленный на его борту. Помогать ему в этом будет вертолет Ingenuity. Впрочем, главной его задачей будет показать, что полеты на поверхности Марса в принципе возможны. Минералы, которые соберет марсоход, на Землю вернет специальная совместная миссия Европейского космического агентства (ЕКА) и NASA, которая полетит к Красной планете не раньше 2026 года.

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https://www.ulalaunch.com/missions/atlas-v-mars-2020

Цитата: undefinedLaunch Date: Thurs., July 30, at 7:50 a.m. ET, with a two-hour window
30 июля 2020 г. в 11:50 UTC / 14:50 ДМВ

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Цитата: undefined Tory Bruno @torybruno 59 мин. назад

IST (Integrated Systems Test) completed successfully. #MarsPerseverance


 Chris B - NSF @NASASpaceflight 
50 мин. назад 

В ответ @torybruno

We like these flow milestones, Tory!

I've seen the IST described as an abbreviated countdown and a simulated flight with the avionics, through to an electrical connectivity test between LV and payload test.

First, second, or both? 🙂


 Tory Bruno @torybruno 27 мин. назад

Kind of both

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Цитата: undefined Aerojet Rocketdyne @AerojetRdyne 7 ч. назад

POWERING PERSEVERANCE: After landing on #Mars, @NasaPersevere's two year data collection mission begins. The rover will be powered by @AerojetRdyne's MMRTG.


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ЦитатаMars Perseverance Rover: Launching This Summer

 NASA

13 июл. 2020 г.

Our Mars Perseverance rover is targeted to lift off July 30, 2020, on a seven-month journey to the Red Planet. It will search for signs of ancient life, collect rock and soil samples and help prepare for future human exploration. About the mission: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/

youtu.be/9m95j0rM9Zs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m95j0rM9Zs (1:00)

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ЦитатаNASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter: Attempting the First Powered Flight on Mars

 NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

14 июл. 2020 г.

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter will make history's first attempt at powered flight on another planet next spring. It is riding with the agency's next mission to Mars (the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover) as it launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station later this summer.  Perseverance, with Ingenuity attached to its belly, will land on Mars February 18, 2021.

As a technology demonstration, Ingenuity is testing a new capability for the first time: showing controlled flight is possible in the very thin Martian atmosphere. If successful, Ingenuity could lead to an aerial dimension to space exploration, aiding both robots and humans in the future.

youtu.be/qwdfdE6ruMw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwdfdE6ruMw (3:20)

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ЦитатаAtlas V getting ready to launch the Mars 2020 mission (4K UHD)

 SciNews

15 июл. 2020 г.

youtu.be/eJtdyfm4Jvg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJtdyfm4Jvg (5:13)

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Цитата Tory Bruno @torybruno 3 ч. назад

exclusive ULA #AtlasV  @NASAPersevere mission patch was created to commemorate our significant history launching to Mars. Each star represents a Mars mission launched by ULA and our heritage rockets. A limited supply of the patch is available for purchase http://ulalaunchstore.com


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НАСА опубликовала

interactive-virtual-launch-packet.pdf - 5.3 MB, 18 стр, 01.07.2020 19:18:42 UTC

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https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/6-things-to-know-about-nasas-ingenuity-mars-helicopter/

Цитата: undefinedJuly 14, 2020

6 Things to Know About NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter


In this illustration, NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter stands on the Red Planet's surface as NASA's Perseverance rover (partially visible on the left) rolls away.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Full image and caption


The first helicopter attempting to fly on another planet is a marvel of engineering. Get up to speed with these key facts about its plans.

When NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida later this summer, an innovative experiment will ride along: the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. Ingenuity may weigh only about 4 pounds (1.8 kilograms), but it has some outsize ambitions.

"The Wright Brothers showed that powered flight in Earth's atmosphere was possible, using an experimental aircraft," said Håvard Grip, Ingenuity's chief pilot at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. "With Ingenuity, we're trying to do the same for Mars."

Here are six things you should know about the first helicopter going to another planet:

1. Ingenuity is a flight test.

Ingenuity is what is known as a technology demonstration - a project that seeks to test a new capability for the first time, with limited scope. Previous groundbreaking technology demonstrations include the Mars Pathfinder rover Sojourner and the tiny Mars Cube One (MarCO) CubeSats that flew by Mars in 2018.

Ingenuity features four specially made carbon-fiber blades, arranged into two rotors that spin in opposite directions at around 2,400 rpm - many times faster than a passenger helicopter on Earth. It also has innovative solar cells, batteries, and other components. Ingenuity doesn't carry science instruments and is a separate experiment from the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.

2. Ingenuity will be the first aircraft to attempt controlled flight on another planet. 

youtu.be/qwdfdE6ruMw
NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter will make history's first attempt at powered flight on another planet next spring. It is riding with the agency's next mission to Mars (the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover) as it launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station later this summer. Perseverance, with Ingenuity attached to its belly, will land on Mars February 18, 2021.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech


What makes it hard for a helicopter to fly on Mars? For one thing, Mars' thin atmosphere makes it difficult to achieve enough lift. Because the Mars atmosphere is 99% less dense than Earth's, Ingenuity has to be light, with rotor blades that are much larger and spin much faster than what would be required for a helicopter of Ingenuity's mass on Earth.

It can also be bone-chillingly cold at Jezero Crater, where Perseverance will land with Ingenuity attached to its belly in February 2021. Nights there dip down to minus 130 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 90 degrees Celsius). While Ingenuity's team on Earth has tested the helicopter at Martian temperatures and believes it should work on Mars as intended, the cold will push the design limits of many of Ingenuity's parts.

In addition, flight controllers at JPL won't be able to control the helicopter with a joystick. Communication delays are an inherent part of working with spacecraft across interplanetary distances. Commands will need to be sent well in advance, with engineering data coming back from the spacecraft long after each flight takes place. In the meantime, Ingenuity will have a lot of autonomy to make its own decisions about how to fly to a waypoint and keep itself warm.

3. Ingenuity is a fitting name for a robot that is the result of extreme creativity. 

High school student Vaneeza Rupani of Northport, Alabama, originally submitted the name Ingenuity for the Mars 2020 rover, before it was named Perseverance, but NASA officials recognized the submission as a terrific name for the helicopter, given how much creative thinking the team employed to get the mission off the ground. 

"The ingenuity and brilliance of people working hard to overcome the challenges of interplanetary travel are what allow us all to experience the wonders of space exploration," Rupani wrote. "Ingenuity is what allows people to accomplish amazing things."


In February 2021, NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover and NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter (shown in an artist's concept) will be the agency's two newest explorers on Mars. Both were named by students as part of an essay contest.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Full image and caption


4. Ingenuity has already demonstrated feats of engineering.

In careful steps from 2014 to 2019, engineers at JPL demonstrated that it was possible to build an aircraft that was lightweight, able to generate enough lift in Mars' thin atmosphere, and capable of surviving in a Mars-like environment. They tested progressively more advanced models in special space simulators at JPL. In January 2019, the actual helicopter that is riding with Perseverance to the Red Planet passed its final flight evaluation. Failing any one of these milestones would've grounded the experiment.

5. The Ingenuity team will count success one step at a time. 

Given the firsts Ingenuity is trying to accomplish, the team has a long list of milestones they'll need to pass before the helicopter can take off and land in the spring of 2021. The team will celebrate each time they meet one. The milestones include:

  • Surviving the launch from Cape Canaveral, the cruise to Mars, and landing on the Red Planet
  • Safely deploying to the surface from Perseverance's belly 
  • Autonomously keeping warm through the intensely cold Martian nights
  • Autonomously charging itself with its solar panel

And then Ingenuity will make its first flight attempt. If the helicopter succeeds in that first flight, the Ingenuity team will attempt up to four other test flights within a 30-Martian-day (31-Earth-day) window.

6. If Ingenuity succeeds, future Mars exploration could include an ambitious aerial dimension.


When NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter attempts its first test flight on the Red Planet, the agency's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover will be close by, as seen in this artist's concept.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Full image and caption


Ingenuity is intended to demonstrate technologies needed for flying in the Martian atmosphere. If successful, these technologies could enable other advanced robotic flying vehicles that might be included in future robotic and human missions to Mars. They could offer a unique viewpoint not provided by current orbiters high overhead or by rovers and landers on the ground, provide high-definition images and reconnaissance for robots or humans, and enable access to terrain that is difficult for rovers to reach.

"The Ingenuity team has done everything to test the helicopter on Earth, and we are looking forward to flying our experiment in the real environment at Mars," said MiMi Aung, Ingenuity's project manager at JPL. "We'll be learning all along the way, and it will be the ultimate reward for our team to be able to add another dimension to the way we explore other worlds in the future."


An artist's concept of NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter flying through the Red Planet's skies.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Full image and caption


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Editor: Tony Greicius

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Цитата Tory Bruno @torybruno 2 ч. назад

Practicing MMRTG installation again today. Mars is coming. #MarsPerseverance

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https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-to-broadcast-mars-2020-perseverance-launch-prelaunch-activities/


Цитата: undefinedJuly 17, 2020
MEDIA ADVISORY M20-086

NASA to Broadcast Mars 2020 Perseverance Launch, Prelaunch Activities

Engineers observed the first driving test for NASA's Mars 2020 rover in a clean room
Engineers observe the first driving test for NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover in a clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, on Dec. 17, 2019.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech


NASA is targeting 7:50 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 30, for the launch of its Mars 2020 Perseverance rover on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch window is approximately two hours, with a launch opportunity every five minutes.

Live launch coverage will begin at 7 a.m., on NASA Television and the agency's website.

The mission - designed to better understand the geology and climate of Mars and seek signs of ancient life on the Red Planet - will use the robotic scientist, which weighs just under 2,300 pounds (1,043 kilograms) and is the size of a small car, to collect and store a set of rock and soil samples that could be returned to Earth by future Mars sample return missions. It also will test new technologies to benefit future robotic and human exploration of Mars.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, managed by Caltech in Southern California, built the Perseverance rover and will manage mission operations for NASA. The agency's Launch Services Program, based at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, is responsible for launch management.

Mars 2020 Perseverance is part of America's larger Moon to Mars exploration approach that includes missions to the Moon as a way to prepare for human exploration of the Red Planet. Charged with sending the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024, NASA will establish a sustained human presence on and around the Moon by 2028 through NASA's Artemis program.
...

Full mission coverage is as follows (all times Eastern):

Monday, July 27

  • 1 p.m. - Mars 2020 Prelaunch News Conference. Participants include:
    • NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine
    • Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator, NASA's Science Mission Directorate
    • Omar Baez, launch director, NASA's Launch Services Program
    • Matt Wallace, deputy project manager, JPL
    • Tory Bruno, CEO, United Launch Alliance
    • Jessica Williams, launch weather officer, 45th Space Force

  • 3 p.m. - Mars 2020 Mission Engineering/Science Briefing. Participants include:
    • Lori Glaze, NASA Planetary Science Division director
    • Jennifer Trosper, deputy project manager, JPL
    • Farah Alibay, mobility engineer, JPL
    • Ken Farley, project scientist, Caltech
    • Tanja Bosak, science team member, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tuesday, July 28

  • 2 p.m. - Mars 2020 Mars Sample Return Briefing. Participants include:
    • Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator, NASA's Science Mission Directorate
    • David Parker, director of human and robotic exploration, ESA (European Space Agency)
    • Jeff Gramling, NASA Mars Sample Return Program director
    • Julie Townsend, sampling and caching operations lead, JPL
    • Chris Herd, returned sample science participating scientist, University of Alberta
    • Lisa Pratt, NASA planetary protection officer

  • 4 p.m. - Mars 2020 Mission Tech and Humans to Mars Briefing. Participants include:
    • Jeff Sheehy, chief engineer, NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate
    • Jim Watzin, NASA Mars Exploration Program director
    • Michael Hecht, MOXIE principal investigator, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Mimi Aung, Ingenuity Mars Helicopter project manager, JPL
    • Amy Ross, lead spacesuit engineer NASA's Johnson Space Center
    • Michelle Rucker, Mars Integration Group lead, NASA's Johnson Space Center

Wednesday, July 29

  • Noon - Administrator Briefing. Participants include:
    • NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine
    • NASA Deputy Administrator Jim Morhard
    • Kennedy Center Director Bob Cabana
    • NASA astronaut Zena Cardman

No phone bridge will be available for this event. In-person media at Kennedy's Press Site countdown clock may ask questions.

Thursday, July 30

  • 7 a.m. - NASA TV live launch coverage begins
  • 11:30 a.m. - Postlaunch News Conference

Audio only of the news conferences and launch coverage will be carried on the NASA "V" circuits, which may be accessed by dialing 321-867-1220, -1240, -1260 or -7135. On launch day, "mission audio," the launch conductor's countdown activities without NASA TV launch commentary, will be carried on 321-867-7135.

On launch day, a "clean feed" of the launch without NASA TV commentary will be carried on the NASA TV media channel. Launch also will be available on local amateur VHF radio frequency 146.940 MHz and UHF radio frequency 444.925 MHz, heard within Brevard County on Florida's Space Coast.

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Last Updated: July 18, 2020
Editor: Karen Northon

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The #MarsPerseverance MMRTG is installed and doing well.  This Red Planet dune buggy is fueled and ready to go!