1621694720 perseverance rover will soon begin collecting mars samples

Perseverance Rover Will Soon Begin Collecting Mars Samples

Nasa's perseverance mars rover took a selfie with the ingenuity helicopter, which was seen about 13 feet (3. 9 m) away from the rover. The image was taken by the waston camera on the rover's robotic arm on the mission's 46th mars day, or soul, april 6, 2021.
NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover took a selfie with the Ingenuity helicopter, which was seen about 13 feet (3.9 m) away from the rover. The image was taken by the WASTON camera on the rover’s robotic arm on the mission’s 46th Mars Day, or Soul, April 6, 2021. NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS

It has been a busy week on Mars with the arrival of Zurong Rover from China and it is sending its first images back to Earth. And elsewhere, in a different region of the planet, Helicopter Ingenuity is preparing for its sixth flight which aims to be farther and faster than its previous voyages. But don’t forget about the persistence and curiosity of NASA’s two rovers, who are on the move along with doing science work on the Red Planet.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently shared an update on what Rovers are doing, including planning for the next phase of the Perseverance mission.

The Perseverance Rover is freed to observe Martian rock, with helicopter ingenuity discovered on its own. It recently used its robotic arm to get up close and personal to the surface of Mars, and has now moved on to a collection of specimens. This is one of the major goals of persistence: collecting samples of Mars rocks and regoliths, which will be picked up in future missions called Mars Sample Returns and brought back to Earth. It is necessary to bring these samples back to Earth so that they can be analyzed in as much detail as possible using the limited equipment available on the rover.

The rover is equipped with a special system of tubes for the collection of samples, but this is the first time such a system has been used. Therefore it needs to be tested before using it, and that is what is ready for persistence.

“To ensure that we are ready for such a first phase of collecting samples and preparing them for return to Earth, we need to make sure that we secure the robotic arm on the surface of Mars To keep and load. ” Perseverance explained to Surface Mission Manager Jessica Samuels. “So we did this by loading the first core drill and pushing it against the rover … the next day we successfully demonstrated the ability to place the core on the surface of Mars.”

In addition, JPL shared that Perseverance is traveling around the planet and has covered a distance of 345 meters so far. Samuels said there will be more traversing in the future of the rover: “We expect to continue to investigate more of our autonomous navigation capabilities over the next few weeks and are excited about hundreds and hundreds of meters ahead.”

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