The NARIT page of the National Astronomical Research Institute said the countdown for the next 27 days will reach Mars. Now exploring the car “Perseverance Rennes” (Perseverance Rover) is going to Mars. And the remaining distance is about 6.29 million kilometers * before entering the atmosphere of Mars at about 19,500 kilometers per hour on February 18, 2021. It will then descend around the JZiro crater. It is a very important space exploration event to watch (* data as of January 21, 2021).
Get to know the Mars rover a little closer with “7 Things You Should Know Before The Perseverance Landing Vehicle”.
1) Perseverance will seek the traces of primitive life.
Inform Scientists from past Mars exploration missions In the past, there were rivers on the Martian surface and there could be hot environments. It is favorable for microbial life, so finding traces of these organisms is an important task for Persistence.
Perseverance is equipped with state-of-the-art science tools for searching primitive organisms such as SHERLOC (Raman for Organic and Chemicals and Scanning Habitable Environments with Luminescence), which can detect organic and mineral substances that may originate from the past. Water and PIXL (Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry) that can identify the components of soil and small rocks. Both tools will allow scientists to analyze properties in higher resolution than any research tool before.
Perseverance is also equipped with a Mastcam-Z that can remotely zoom the rock’s surface and a SuperCam device that fires a laser at the rock and regolite dust. There is also a RIMFAX (Radar Imager for Mars’ Sub-Surface Experiment). using radar waves to study underground geological features.
2) Perseverance will descend to an area suitable to find the traces of life.
Perseverance will descend into the Jezero crater, a 45-kilometer-wide basin comprised of steep cliffs, dunes, and rocky terraces. The “delta” with traces of sediment accumulation will be the collection and storage of organic molecules of microscopic organisms.
3) Persevere Rennes gathers vital geological information. And the climate of Mars
Persevere Rennes will study the climate. And geological history buried in rock to look for traces of primitive life will help scientists understand the past environment of Mars. And can explain the similarities of Mars and Earth in the past, including the difference that occurs today.
4) Persevere Rennes is the first step on the way back to Mars.
Perseverance will collect samples from rocks on Mars. By cutting the chalk stick to size And included in a capsule for sampling This will be kept until future sample collection tasks. To bring them back to reading on Earth Scientists believe it is to bring samples back to Earth with large, high-resolution devices. This will help to analyze samples more efficiently.
5) Perseverance is the tool and technology that will help pave the way for the Moon exploration mission. And the future man Mars
Perseverance will be passed down by the system. Terrain Relative Navigation that allows the ship to automatically enter the landing position. It also includes advanced commands that provide greater freedom of movement than other reconnaissance vehicles. At the same time, MEDLI2 (Mars Entry, Landing and Landing Instrumentation 2) prevents vital information from entering the atmosphere. Improving the landing system for future probes
At the start of the mission, the MEDA (Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer) tool will collect climate data. And the dust in the atmosphere will also test a technology called MOXIE (Mars Oxygen On-Site Resource Utilization Experiment) that will produce oxygen from carbon dioxide. It will be used as the fuel of the ship and for the life of astronauts in the future.
In addition, under Perseverance’s belly is the Ingenuity helicopter, the first test-run engine flight on another planet. If the flight goes smoothly, it will improve the survey methods. And increase the potential of future astronauts
6) Perseverance is a sign of perseverance.
Perseverance means “Perseverance” is an effort not to give up the obstacles to be encountered in the future. As a barrier during the COVID-19 outbreak, the control team mounted a special plate with Perseverance. In honor of the devotion The sacrifice of medical staff all over the world. Inspire the world, including the next generation of astronauts
7) Everyone will be part of this survey.
Perseverance is equipped with a high resolution camera. In the survey vehicle, 23 of them are divided into 19, while the other four are cameras used during the landing. It was the most camcorder task ever. Including a microphone connected to the car And attached to the SuperCam device, all of which help to record footage, video, and even wind sound during a mission. And it will be published for download on the NASA website. As part of this mission to Mars, it can be said that it is a task for people around the world to be able to monitor and access exploration data.
During this time, Perseverance’s journey to Mars can be updated via a 3D model in Eyes on the Solar System at https://eyes.nasa.gov/.