Perseverance rover 'doing great' on surface of Mars after landing: NASA engineer

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Washington [US], February 20: The Perseverance Rover is "doing incredible" and effectively communicating information back to Earth after a delicate arriving on the outside of Mars, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) engineers told a question and answer session at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California on Friday. 

"The Rover is doing extraordinary on the outside of Mars and keeps on being profoundly utilitarian and marvelous and I'm elated," mission tasks framework director Pauline Hwang said. "Force framework is ostensible. Recently we had three exceptionally fruitful ULF transfer passes. We got more Rover designing information and symbolism. We handled more camera pictures." 

The Rover has just sent its first photos to Earth, energizing researchers with its perspective on rocks that seem to have enormous quantities of little openings brought about by sedimentary or volcanic cycles, Hwang said. Be that as it may, it would be in any event 60 "sun powered" or Martian days which are somewhat more than Earth ones preceding its helicopter Ingenuity would fly, she said. 

"When we get into surface flight programming, we will get into the following overhauls. [The] most punctual we can do helicopter flights might be till Sol (60 Martian days) in case we're excessively quick. There is still work to go to discover a 'helicopter cushion,' a decent site for the helicopter to fly from," she said. 

On Saturday, NASA specialists will look at a greater amount of the Rover's instruments and raise its interchanges pole, Hwang said. An essential goal for the mission is to look for indications of old microbial life. The Rover will likewise examine Mars' topography and past environment and be the main mission to gather and store the planet's stones, NASA said. (ANI/Sputnik)
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