Author Topic: A lot to get right: Feb 18 Landing on Mars  (Read 1778 times)

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Re: A lot to get right: Feb 18 Landing on Mars
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2021, 08:57:42 PM »
Landed! That skicrane tech is pretty amazing.

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Re: A lot to get right: Feb 18 Landing on Mars
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2021, 08:58:45 PM »
Man! That was a good feed.

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Re: A lot to get right: Feb 18 Landing on Mars
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2021, 09:02:45 PM »
Amazing how they already have low-res images.

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Re: A lot to get right: Feb 18 Landing on Mars
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2021, 09:05:49 PM »
>images

Yeah! 

You know, NASA is pretty damn good at media production.  I keep seeing cameramen running around in the live feed.

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Re: A lot to get right: Feb 18 Landing on Mars
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2021, 09:06:02 PM »
Haven't been following closely but fantastic that it's a success so far.

Always thought of Voyager as one of man's greatest achievements. Amazing stuff.

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Re: A lot to get right: Feb 18 Landing on Mars
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2021, 09:18:35 PM »
>She's nuclear!

I wish that technology was available (safe) for home use.   Imagine having an electric bike that could go thousands of miles on a single charge.

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Re: A lot to get right: Feb 18 Landing on Mars
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2021, 09:28:13 PM »
>nuclear

So no heavy solar panels to lug around and get dusty.  Site says it also heats the rover components.

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Re: A lot to get right: Feb 18 Landing on Mars
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2021, 09:46:51 PM »
DAYS 1 TO 10

Over the next few days, Perseverance will go through a number of important tasks to ensure it is up and running smoothly. It will confirm its exact location on Mars, while the team will “try to establish the vehicle’s base functions—power, thermal, and communications,” says Trosper. “Because if any of those base functions aren’t working, then the vehicle can be in harm very quickly.” It will also use the sun’s overhead position to figure out where exactly Earth is in the sky for direct communications, and then run through checks of its instruments and systems—while continuing to beam back images of its surroundings, too.

“It’ll take us about four or five days to get all that done,” Trosper says. The next five days, meanwhile, will be spent transitioning from the software the rover used to land to the software it needs to operate on the surface. The rover will then test out its robotic arm, which will be used to collect and store samples on the surface, and will also take its very first ‘steps,’ performing a short drive on its six rugged wheels. While all this is going on, however, another team will be poring through images of the landing site, getting ready for a major test—the first flight on Mars.



The First 100 Days on Mars: How NASA's Perseverance Rover Will Begin Its Mission - Scientific American
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-first-100-days-on-mars-how-nasas-perseverance-rover-will-begin-its-mission/

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Re: A lot to get right: Feb 18 Landing on Mars
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2021, 01:45:51 AM »
This Augmented Reality app opens a portal to the Perseverance landing site on Mars

https://old.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/ln0t1f/this_augmented_reality_app_opens_a_portal_to_the/

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Re: A lot to get right: Feb 18 Landing on Mars
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2021, 04:01:32 PM »
It was such an amazing feed.  You could feel everyone's tension as they were landing the rover.  I admit, I shed a tear.  We all need some hope/ good news right now that isn't political. 

As I understand, the Chinese and Sauds have items they sent to Mars as well.  I hope everyone shares their data.  We need something to bring us together.

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Re: A lot to get right: Feb 18 Landing on Mars
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2021, 06:41:42 PM »