Tag: Mars 2020

Mars 2020 Rover Getting High-Def Camera Kits Installed

The Mars 2020 rover received two high-definition cameras that will aid in its mission to find evidence of habitable conditions and past life on the surface of the Red Planet. The robotic explorer is scheduled to launch in July 2020.

Space June 5, 2019

NASA Is Intentionally Putting Helicopters Into Precarious Nosedives To Test New Mars Mission Hardware

NASA recently took out the Lander Vision System on a day-out for testing. The vision system will aid the Mars 2020 rover to a safe touchdown on the surface of the Red Planet in Feb. 2021.

Space May 29, 2019

Get Your Mars 2020 Rover Boarding Pass To Fly Your Name To Red Planet

NASA announced that the public can send in their names to the Red Planet through the Mars 2020 spacecraft. The selected names will be etched on a micro silicon chip to symbolize humanity's presence on Mars.

Space May 23, 2019

Researchers Say Life On Mars Still Possible But May Still Be Hidden

During the Breakthrough Discuss conference at UC Berkeley last month, a researcher argued that life of some form continues to exist on Mars. However, he suggested that they might be in hiding.

Space May 14, 2019

NASA Picks Ancient River Delta As Landing Site For Next Martian Rover Mission

NASA has announced the landing site of the Mars 2020 rover. Out of more than 60 options, experts from the scientific community have chosen Jezero Crater, which was once a river delta where water flowed.

November 20, 2018

NASA Successfully Tests Parachute That Could Be Used On Future Mars Mission

The ASPIRE parachute has been given a greenlight as it passes testing earlier this year. The parachute will be used to drop a still-unnamed Mars rover by 2020.

Space October 27, 2018

NASA Will Send An Autonomous Helicopter To Mars During The 2020 Mission To Take Photos

NASA announced that an autonomous helicopter will join a rover for the Mars 2020 mission. The helicopter will fly around Mars and take bird's-eye view photos of the planet.

Space May 11, 2018

NASA To Test Supersonic Parachute For Future Mars Mission

Landing on Mars is not easy, which is why there is a need for advanced parachutes that can be deployed at supersonic speed. On Thursday, March 29, NASA put its ASPIRE to the test in Wallops Island, Virginia.

Space March 27, 2018

NASA Tests Supersonic Parachute For 2020 Mars Mission

The U.S. space agency successfully tested the supersonic parachute for the Mars 2020 mission. It will help in slowing down the descent of the rover through the red planet’s atmosphere.

Space November 21, 2017

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Will Have 23 'Eyes' To Provide Dramatic View Of Red Planet

The next rover, scheduled to arrive at Mars in 2021, will have 23 cameras. The added 'eyes' will help the Mars 2020 mission achieve its goal optimally.

Space November 2, 2017

NASA's Life-Hunting Tools For Mars Mission Tested In Atacama Desert

NASA scientists and engineers braved the heat in the Atacama desert to test tools designed to drill for samples and hunt for signs of life on planet Mars. How do these life-hunting instruments work?

Space March 14, 2017

Aerospace Company SSL To Build Robotic Arm For Mars 2020 Rover

SSL has received a contract from NASA to build robotic arms for Mars 2020 rover. The aerospace company will incorporate the arms in the rover to enhance investigations of samples from Mars.

Space March 2, 2016

Mars 2020 Rover will sport high-tech scientific instruments: NASA

Bringing man to Mars isn't going to happen until 2030 so for now NASA is gearing up to send the Mars 2020, fitting the rover with seven high-tech instrument for exploring the Red Planet.

FUTURE TECH August 3, 2014

Mars 2020 rover by NASA will carry better laser, have x-ray vision and make oxygen

NASA announced the instruments to be carried aboard the Mars 2020 rover, designed to search for life on the Red Planet.

Space August 2, 2014

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