The National Aeronautics and Space Administration released a series of videos on Monday, showing the process of its persistent rover landing on Mars after crossing the earth’s atmosphere and revealing the deepest Martian landing scene in history.
The mission team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California obtained 30 GB of data and more than 23,000 images of aircraft that descended to the ground. These videos are part of 4,500 images that NASA plans to release on Monday.
Perseverance entered the atmosphere of Mars last week with a protective shell and a descent stage called “Skycrane”
“I can watch these videos for hours, and I can see new things every time,” said Alan Chen, the head of mission entry, landing and descent, in a press conference.
The imaging company FLIR provided these four cameras, and NASA hardly modified them. “You can buy the same camera from the Internet,” said Dave Gruel, the chief engineer of Mars 2020 EDL camera system, at a press conference.
After the rover boarded the water, the microphone on Perseverance would also capture the sound.
Last Thursday and Friday, as the team carefully studied data about the health of the spacecraft, the data began to be transmitted through NASA’s deep space network.