Landing On Mars - News Burst Special Edition

Landing On Mars

The Mars Rover Perseverance has almost completed its 293-million-mile (473-million-kilometer) journey to its new home, the Red Planet. In July 2020, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launched Perseverance from America’s Multi-User Spaceport.

Clicks on the Ads Keep Us Alive 😊

Landing On Mars – Update 20:57 UTC

Landed on Mars

 

Landing On Mars - Atmospheric Entrance

Landing On Mars – Update 20:40 UTC

Atmospheric Entry

As the spacecraft enters the Martian atmosphere, the drag produced drastically slows it down – but these forces also heat it up dramatically. Peak heating occurs about 80 seconds after atmospheric entry, when the temperature at the external surface of the heat shield reaches about 2,370 degrees Fahrenheit (about 1,300 degrees Celsius). Safe in the aeroshell, however, the rover gets up to only about room temperature.

https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/timeline/landing/entry-descent-landing/

 

Landing On Mars - Atmospheric Entrance

Perseverance Rover’s Entry Descent Landing Profile

Landing On Mars

Now, Perseverance will touch down on Mars to begin its mission of exploring the Martian surface and seeking evidence of ancient life on Mars.

Perseverance is scheduled to land on February 18, 2021 at approximately 20:55 UTC at Jezero Crater. Key timings for Perseverance’s landing:

    • Contact with atmosphere: 20:48 UTC
    • Parachute deployed: 20:52 UTC
    • Powered descent: 20:54 UTC
    • Wheels down: 20:55 UTC
Landing On Mars - Perseverance Rover's Entry Descent Landing Profile

Perseverance Rover’s Entry Descent Landing Profile

Landing On Mars

DNit Telegram Channel

Perseverance will sift and drill into the sediments to look for traces of ancient microbial activity. The most propitious examples will be packaged for return to Earth by later missions.

Of the 14 landing attempts at the planet, eight have been successful – all of them American. Indeed, NASA has only got it wrong once, way back in 1999.

Landing On Mars - Perseverance Rover

Perseverance Rover

Landing On Mars

Jezero Crater

Jezero is named after a town in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In some Slavic languages the word “jezero” also means “lake” – which should explain the fascination.

This 500m-deep bowl once saw huge volumes of water flow in through the western wall to pool on the crater floor.

Landing On Mars - Jezero Crater

Jezero Crater

Landing On Mars

Where the water entered, it even deposited sediments to form a delta. Perseverance will try to land next to this feature.

Jezero displays multiple rock types, including clays and carbonates, that have the potential to preserve the type of organic molecules that would hint at life’s bygone existence.

Mars Ingenuity

One of the wildest aspects of the Perseverance mission is that it will include a helicopter. The small helicopter, named Ingenuity, will ride on the rover’s belly until NASA finds a suitable spot to release it for a test flight.

This image shows the flight model of the helicopter in early 2019. NASA considers Ingenuity a high-risk, high-reward technology demonstration. If it works, it will be a stunning achievement in flight on another planet.

NASA [Not A Space Agency]

Landing On Mars - Mars Ingenuity Helicopter

Mars Ingenuity Helicopter

Landing On Mars

News Burst 23 April 2020 – Live Feed

News Burst 23 April 2020 – Live Feed

The CIA had a shot at taking down former Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden back in the 1990s, but was prohibited from doing so by order of then US President Bill Clinton, former agency station chief Bob Grenier revealed in the Showtime documentary “The Longest War”.

News Burst 22 April 2020 – Live Feed

News Burst 22 April 2020 – Live Feed

President Trump shared a report that said indictments could be coming this week in U.S. Attorney John Durham’s review of the Russia investigation. Part of a flurry of retweets late Monday evening, Trump’s verified Twitter account, which has 77.8 million followers, shared a post from Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett’s personal website with the headline: “More Russia Spygate Indictments Coming ‘This Week.’

News Burst 21 April 2020 – Live Feed

News Burst 21 April 2020 – Live Feed

The European Union urgently requires financial injections (€1.5 trillion – $ 1.63 trillion) to stay afloat and survive the coronavirus epidemic currently ravaging the continent, the European commissioner for economy, Paolo Gentiloni, has warned. – The editor-in-chief of Germany’s largest paper Bild on Thursday launched a full frontal attack on China’s communist president Xi Jinping for his regime’s failure to lying about the coronavirus outbreak and the massive human rights violations carried out by the Communist Party, and demanding no less that €149 billion in damages as a result of China’s actions.

Clicks on the Ads Keep Us Alive ✨

Pills Disclosure News Italia

Genius and Stupid

Everybody is a Genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid.

Albert Einstein

  • 2021 Server & Site Tech Support 4200 € 78% 78%

Web Hosting

Support Disclosure News Italia

We are working hard, and every day, to keep this blog. Like you we are fighting for the truth. If you want to work with us you are welcome, please email us! The blog costs are at our expense, advertising reimburse us very marginally so if you like our work and find it useful buy usacoffee clicking the donation button below that will directu to your PayPal. We need the help of people like you!

 





Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies Donation

1M9dohWnHBwNLSPd6afRaJackrw6wK9bxY

Pin It on Pinterest