Mars 2020 (cruise configuration) [NASA]
MSL sky crane [NASA]
Mars 2020 similar
Mars 2020 rover [NASA]
Ingenuity helicopter [NASA]
Mars 2020 is a Mars planetary rover mission planned by NASA with a launch in 2020. The mission will address key questions about the potential for life on Mars. The mission will also provide opportunities to gather knowledge and demonstrate technologies that address the challenges of future human expeditions to Mars.
Mars 2020 is based on the Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity) design, but features a different instrument suite.
The Mars 2020 rover carries following instruments:
A 1.8 kg flying helicopter drone fitted with counter-rotating blades, on-board autonomy, and a lightweight carbon-fiber fuselage will be carried on this mission. The Mars Helicopter will test the viability of aerial reconnaissance, scouting and scientific exploration from a flying rotorcraft. It will be the first demonstration of takeoffs and landings by a heavier-than-air vehicle in the atmosphere of another planet. The rotorcraft’s 30-day test campaign will include up to five flights, with each hop attempting longer travel distances of up to a few hundred meters and durations of up to 90 seconds. The drone will carry two cameras, one for navigation, and another for higher-resolution color aerial imagery. It It was named Ingenuity in April 2020.
Mars 2020 will collect samples and leave them behind in caches on the surface for later retrieval by the joint NASA / ESA Mars Sample Return mission.
In July 2016, an Atlas-5(541) was selected as the launch vehicle. On 20 July 2020, the mission was successfully launched.
|Type / Application:||Mars rover|
|Propulsion:||8 × MR-80B (skycrane)|
|Power:||Solar cells (cruise stage); RTG (rover)|
|Mass:||3839 kg (launch); 899 kg (rover)|
|Mars 2020 (Perseverance)||2020-052A||30.07.2020||CC LC-41||Atlas-5(541)|