The American space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA has released the video of the landing of Mars 2020 Perseverance, chronicling this significant step by the agency and its success.
The rover landed on Mars on February 18th, 2021 Thursday. The agency released the first audio from Mars on Monday, which recorded the wind’s faint sound and even other sounds after landing. However, it didn’t record during the landing because the microphone didn’t work.
The recording was of 60 seconds and what we heard there the 10 seconds of wind gust is an actual wind gust that is sent to us on Earth from Mars, as said by the lead engineer of the camera and microphone of the rover Perseverance, David Gruel.
The Mars Perseverance 2020
It is a semi-autonomous next-generation rover about the size of a car and has the camera imaging system’s engineering.
The high-definition video clip is shared from the rover from the surface of Mars from the moment of parachute inflation till the rover’s entire descent and landing process. Which started from 7 miles or 11 kilometers from the surface of Mars, showing the massive parachute inflating and then landing back to the body is fantastic.
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Of the most significant milestone NASA has successfully achieved. The Mars 2020 Perseverance has shown a few of the most iconic visuals from the history of NASA and other space agencies visuals which is also a six-wheeled astrobiologist robotic rover.
The two navigation cameras took the panorama angle pictures, and visuals located on its mast provide the most intimate view of the planet.
NASA rover’s operation
NASA rover’s operational capabilities emphasize planning, operation, and documentation on EDL, that is, entry, descent, and landing. In this rover’s overall camera and optical engineering system.
There are all-around 16 cameras for the operations includes different types of Hazcams. Hazard Avoidance Cameras like Navcams are the cameras used for Navigation and the unusual camera Cachecam, a unique camera style.
This camera aims to click and acquire different types of Martian materials available on the surface of Mars. The best part is it collects the materials in different sample tubes. Used the other cameras for parachute up look, descent down faces, rover up looks, lander vision, rover descent, etc.
Launch Of Perseverance Rover
The 2020 Perseverance rover was launched on 2020 July 30th from Earth in which. The rover was designed and engineered so that it lands on the surface of Mars and drives across its surface to collect test samples that can prove and reveal various geographical, biological, environmental, and scientific facts about the red planet.
It is also supposed to work to see the existence of life on Mars if there’s any. There is an area of sampling processing and other handling operational activities.
The success of this rover’s landing and operating is a dream come true for all the designers, engineers, scientists, and everyone who worked to make this possible. The videos and images are the stuff of our dream, as said by the in charge of the landing team, Al Chen.
This is probably NASA’s biggest and most successful rover with extreme subtle technicalities. After Mars 2020 Perseverance entered the upper atmosphere of the planet, at the speed of 20100 km per hour or 12,500 miles per hour, Mars landing operations begins. After 230 seconds of entering the upper atmosphere zone, the ultimate landing view and procedures start.
What Exactly Video Shows:
The video starts showing the parachute deployment and giving radar a better look at the ground. It begins by comparing 30% speed with the real-time rate indicating the chute deployment. With the deceleration in velocity, which was 450 meters per second at an altitude of 12 km from the surface of Mars.
Its Shows the separation of heat field, allowing both the radar and the camera to get their first look at the body. The velocity was 125 meters per sec at that time when the rover was about 10 km from the surface. By that time, the lander vision system produced terrain relative navigation.
Back Shell was separated by then conducted Skycrane Maneuver. A Strong gust of wind covers the surface. Recorded the audio and videos in the highest clarity possible. Saw perseverance to have landed safely on Mars. The NASA team celebrated a dream come true for all those who worked for this massive project.