European tech set for Mars rover launch

European tech set for Mars rover launch

The United Arab Emirates and China separately this month launched probes to Mars in displays of their own technological prowess and ambition.

On Thursday this week, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory is planning to send the Rover Perseverance on a journey to Mars. You can watch the launch live right here, with the NASA broadcast scheduled to begin at 9pm AEST.

It is due to land at the base of an 820-foot-deep (250 meters) crater called Jezero, a former lake from 3.5 billion years ago that scientists believe could hold traces of potential past microbial Martian life.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The summer's third and final mission to Mars - featuring NASA's most elaborate life-hunting rover - is on the verge of liftoff.

This unprecedented effort will involve multiple launches and spacecraft - and cost more than US$8 billion (AUD$11 billion).

The mission is timed for a launch opportunity in July 2020 when Earth and Mars are in good positions relative to each other for landing on Mars.

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The primary weather concerns are thick clouds and cumulus clouds.

NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover is heading to the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient life, collect samples for future return to Earth and help pave the way for human exploration.

Perseverance will conduct an experiment to convert elements of the carbon dioxide-rich Martian atmosphere into propellant for future rockets launching off the planet's surface, or to produce breathable oxygen for future astronauts.

Perseverance, fit with 23 cameras, was named by essay contest victor Alex Mather, who wrote, "We will meet many setbacks on the way to Mars".

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is being prepared for launch from Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

"We are literally chomping at the bit to take this nuclear-powered dune buggy out to Mars", he said earlier this week.

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