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 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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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