On Thursday morning, the Atlas V rocket launched NASA’s latest Mars rover, perseverance, Go to Mars.
This is three-thirds of the signal sent to the Red Planet in 2020 following the UAE’s “Hope” and China’s “Tianjin 1” missions. It is close to the month-long Red Planet “window” this year. ending. During such a window approximately once every 26 months, spacecraft can orbit in an elliptical orbit so that they can reach Mars in space seven months from now, which is the shortest journey to the red planet.
Even the smallest mission to Mars requires a powerful rocket to launch. This is especially true for the rover, which will be the largest object NASA has ever attempted to land on the surface of this red planet. perseverance It weighs more than one metric ton.
In order to perform this mission, NASA selected Atlas V rockets with four solid rocket boosters. A rocket manufactured by the United Launch Alliance flies in a clear sky from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base, and we will stop writing because this epic launch photo speaks for itself. We are not sure if we have seen the more amazing Atlas V release.
Pictures listed by NASA