NASA Persistence rover It took two busy weeks to settle in a new home on Mars, most recently bending a robotic arm for the first time.
Perseverance was touched down. On the Red Planet on February 18 to begin searching for traces of ancient life and selecting rock samples for future missions that will be taken to the Earth’s laboratory for a more thorough investigation. The car-sized robot must warm up before speaking, testing its components and confirming that nothing is damaged during the perilous landings.
“This week I did several health checks to prepare to go to work,”; a NASA official wrote on the file. Update from the rover’s Twitter account. Posted March 3, “I reviewed several tasks from my list, including testing my imaging and mobility tools, a warm-up for the science marathon.”
On photos: NASA’s Perseverance Mars Expedition Mission to the Red Planet
This week I have done several checkups in preparation for going to work. I have reviewed a number of tasks from my list, including instrument testing, imaging and arm movements. Warm up for a science marathon pic.twitter.com/A0aqhWVo5TM March 3, 2021
For an official update on Perseverance’s first two weeks on Mars, NASA officials will hold a press conference on Friday (March 5) at 3:30 PM EST (2030 GMT), which you can watch. Here on Space.com Image courtesy of NASA or directly at Agency YouTube Channel.
The robot arm that Perseverance was able to move for the first time on Mars, stretched to a total length of 7 feet (2.1 meters) and contained a complex tool kit.
Prime among them is the penetration at will. Collect sample For future missions to be carried out to Earth for a more thorough investigation, including the tools to collect those samples. The drill consists of three different bits depending on the rover’s current work, whether it facilitates the rover’s science or the collection and storage of samples. The arm also has three important diagnostic tools the rover will need to move closer to the target rock.
The arm movement testing is a major step forward the rover needs to reach within the first 30 days of Tuesday or Seoul after landing. (One soul spends a little more than one Earth day.) At the end of this successful commissioning process, persistence will begin to prepare for the test flight of a small robot helicopter companion dubbed “the” best-in-class “robot. IntelligenceWhich will attempt to create the first propulsion flight on another planet
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