News By/Courtesy: AKSHITA PHUTELA | 31 Jul 2020 17:09pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The rover had entered safe mode after the launch but recovered
  • The rover was colder than expected after the launch
  • The rover is in the great shape said NASA's officials

NASA has launched the March 2020 perseverance Rover towards the red planet at 7:50 a.m. EDT (1150 GMT), riding an Atlas V rocket into space from Cape Canaveral Air force Station in Florida.


NASA officials said that there were some minor communications and temperature glitches after the launch but issues are not expected to harm the nation as a whole.
It was an amazing launch right on time NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said during a post-launch news conference, I think we are in great shape it was a great day for NASA, he said.


Data indicated the spacecraft had entered a state known as safe mode likely because a part of spacecraft was a little colder and expected while March 2020 was in earth Shadow NASA official said in a statement all temperatures are normal and the spacecraft is out of Earth's shadow.


The spacecraft is happy there Wallace said the team is working through the telemetry they are going to look to the rest of the spacecraft health so far everything I've seen looks good later Wallace told space.com that the perseverance mission team had raised the temperature issued to the system that uses freon to keep the rovers nuclear battery cool, unfortunately, our analysis is never really perfect he added curiosity didn't have an eclipse in its flight trajectory so we didn't have flight data to know what was going to happen.


The spacecraft was never in jeopardy he continued our philosophy is to be overly conservative on the parameters because we much rather trigger a safing event we didn't need then miss a saving event we do need.


Coronavirus pandemic might have slowed the launch preparations, and another comparable opportunity wouldn't have come until 2022 if this much delay would have occurred the agency would have cost the agency an extra 500 million dollars.


Now the spacecraft and its human team on earth are required to make through a 7 months journey in deep space to reach the red planet once the spacecraft arrives at Mars it will undergo the notoriously perilous process of entry descent and landing.

 

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Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 31 Jul 2020 22:47pm IST


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