NASA on Monday launched a trove of video footage exhibiting its Perseverance Mars rover touchdown on Mars after plunging via the planet’s ambiance, unveiling probably the most in-depth views of a Mars touchdown ever.
Mission groups at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California acquired again 30 gigabytes of information and over 23,000 photographs of the car descending right down to the floor.
The spacecraft entered Mars’ ambiance bundled with a protecting shell and a descent stage referred to as the “Skycrane” which fired rocket thrusters to sluggish its descent close to the floor. The bundle sported 4 cameras to seize the touchdown sequence: one mounted on its protecting backshell going through upwards, one on the descent stage, and two on all sides of the rover. Collectively, they captured some unimaginable views of the spacecraft’s respectable.
“I can watch these movies for hours, and hold seeing new stuff each time,” Allen Chen, the mission’s entry, touchdown and descent lead mentioned throughout a press convention.