NASAโ€™s Perseverance Mars rover

NASAโ€™s Perseverance Mars rover

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colin79666

959 posts

77 months

Thursday 18th February
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console.write(“Hello World”);

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MartG

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168 months

Thursday 18th February
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dibbers006

7,639 posts

182 months

Thursday 18th February
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Incredible.

Killer2005

18,001 posts

192 months

Thursday 18th February
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Great stuff.


MiniMan64

13,830 posts

154 months

Thursday 18th February
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London424 said:
That reaction when they found out where it landed seemed like they may have been off a bit.
Didn’t they say that it had the ability to pick its own landing site and adjust accordingly?

lazy_b

368 posts

200 months

Thursday 18th February
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Brilliant stuff!

Did anyone else notice the commentator (probably not her real job title) saying that the lander was about to "straighten up and fly right"? biggrin

CraigyMc

12,219 posts

200 months

Thursday 18th February
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MiniMan64 said:
London424 said:
That reaction when they found out where it landed seemed like they may have been off a bit.
Didn’t they say that it had the ability to pick its own landing site and adjust accordingly?
Yep. It has (well, had) the ability to select a landing zone itself. NASA call it terrain relative navigation (TRN).
Basically it'll avoid rough ground, cliffs, stuff like that.

Greshamst

1,429 posts

84 months

Thursday 18th February
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Can’t wait to see the video footage soon

Beati Dogu

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7,310 posts

103 months

Thursday 18th February
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Mars is visible right now, just above the moon. I gave it a wave. wavey

London424

12,175 posts

139 months

Thursday 18th February
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CraigyMc said:
MiniMan64 said:
London424 said:
That reaction when they found out where it landed seemed like they may have been off a bit.
Didn’t they say that it had the ability to pick its own landing site and adjust accordingly?
Yep. It has (well, had) the ability to select a landing zone itself. NASA call it terrain relative navigation (TRN).
Basically it'll avoid rough ground, cliffs, stuff like that.
It was just when they said it’s telling us where it is there was some strange comments and I swear I heard a “we’ll take it” or words to that effect. Maybe it’s not quite where they anticipated

durbster

8,451 posts

186 months

Thursday 18th February
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Been sat watching this for the last couple of hours and it was great. They're getting a lot better at the presentation side now too which is probably due to SpaceX showing how it's done.

It's amazing how chilled everyone seemed in the control room throughout. How they can go through that without any swearing is really something biggrin

I'm really looking forward to seeing how the helicopter goes.

Chozza

625 posts

116 months

Thursday 18th February
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London424 said:
It was just when they said it’s telling us where it is there was some strange comments and I swear I heard a “we’ll take it” or words to that effect. Maybe it’s not quite where they anticipated
I thought i heard someone mention it was close to a cliff edge ( 31M ) in the the clean feed - but i cant find it when im playing back

Clive Milk

293 posts

4 months

Thursday 18th February
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Nice work, rockets going up is fun for stz and giggles but landers landing is where it is at, tension wise.

Since 1976 and Viking NASA have been very impressive on Mars. It would be interesting to know how quickly Viking sent it's first picture from the surface compared to today. I will never forget that first colour image of the red rocks and reddish sky.. bow

Shame Jim Bridenstine is not there at the moment. I think he and Steve Jurczyk would make a great team on the science and public face of NASA.

Such is politics ....


Eric Mc

114,678 posts

229 months

Thursday 18th February
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I think the first Viking lander image came back within a couple of hours.

Russ35

2,266 posts

203 months

Thursday 18th February
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The first 3 images have uploaded to the Perseverance web site :

https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/raw-imag...

Hopefully the first of many thousands.

London424

12,175 posts

139 months

Thursday 18th February
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Found it

https://youtu.be/gm0b_ijaYMQ

If you go to 1:43:15 it’s certainly not where they were expecting.

Clive Milk

293 posts

4 months

Thursday 18th February
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Eric Mc said:
I think the first Viking lander image came back within a couple of hours.
Considering they got both down working, still amazing. Also they had a 90 day life and lasted for years I recall

Martian sky tinted glasses on cool


MiseryStreak

2,444 posts

171 months

Thursday 18th February
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I so want to be there.

No viruses.

No people.

No oxygen.

Heaven.

Pupp

10,535 posts

236 months

Thursday 18th February
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Meanwhile, on Horsell Common, the large threaded plug on a still-smoking metallic looking cylinder that is half embedded in the sod starts to unscrew...

bobthemonkey

3,576 posts

180 months

Thursday 18th February
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London424 said:
Found it

https://youtu.be/gm0b_ijaYMQ

If you go to 1:43:15 it’s certainly not where they were expecting.
Landed in a generally more rugged/bumpy patch than expected, going by the post landing news conference.

Good news it that the actual landing patch itself is nice and flat and its close to some very interesting areas for science.

Compared to Curiosity, Perseverance had a more advanced terrain mapping camera and decision logic in terms of determining the final landing point.

https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/mission/technology/...

Edited by bobthemonkey on Thursday 18th February 23:37