The highly anticipated Rover Mars mission from NASA scheduled to launch in the first half of 2020. The mission is instrumental for the exploration of the red planet. The new mission will also play an important role in future missions; the scientists in NASA revealed.
On Friday, the American space agency unveiled the first-ever look of the Rover. Scientists developed this in a propulsion Laboratory very near to Los Angeles. Last week, the Rover completed its first test successfully. It will launch towards the red planet somewhere around July, scientists confirmed to the invited journalists. It will undergo a rigours seven months space flight to reach the red planet. It will reach the Martian surface in February.
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The primary mission of the Rover is to find signs of life. To complete this task, it carries different instruments. They will provide important information about the chemical and geological properties of the Marian surface, Matt Wallace- deputy leader of the mission revealed. Among the equipment, it will carry as many as 30 cameras, two ears, which will allow it to listen to the wind flow on the surface of the mars. Scientists are also planning to add lasers to analyze the chemical composition of the surface.
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The Rover is an upgraded version of NASA’s Curiosity. The size of it is similar to a mid-sized car. It has six wheels to move on the Martian surface. It can move around 180 meters on a Martian day. But, speed is not the major challenge, as it has a nuclear reactor to fuel it. It will drill the surface and collect samples for further study.
The Rover will explore the glorious past of the mars, as scientists confirm the planet was similar to the earth in many aspects, and potentially contained life.