Mars 2020 mission: NASA, again on Mars, with the Perseverance rover
We are a few hours away from the long-awaited moment for NASA and the whole world, when the Perseverance rover will land on Mars. It is the second rover that NASA is sending to Mars, after Curiosity, which arrived on Mars on August 6, 2012.
According to information provided by NASA, the Perseverance rover will have to land around 20:30 GMT, 22:30 Romanian time. His journey lasted 7 months, the distance traveled being 470 million kilometers.
The rover will land on Mars at a very, very high speed. The critical phase, also known as "the 7 minutes of terror", will follow, during which Perseverance will have to land and officially begin its mission on Mars.
Currently, according to statements made by NASA officials, all parameters are normal, the trajectory is correct. On Monday night, NASA engineers dedicated to the mission sent the shuttle a command to activate the onboard systems for entering the planet's atmosphere, landing and landing on Mars.
The Perseverance Rover will land on the Red Planet in the Jezero Crater area. The main goal of the two-year mission is to look for evidence that microbial organisms may have existed on Mars about 3 billion years ago, when the planet was warmer, wetter, and probably more hospitable and conducive to life.