NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Safely Lands on Mars

The largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world touched down on Mars Thursday, after a 203-day journey traversing 293 million miles (472 million kilometers). Confirmation of the successful touchdown was announced in mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California at 3:55 p.m. EST (12:55 p.m. PST). Packed with groundbreaking Read More

Landing NASA Perseverance rover – An interactive map to explore Jezero crater and live coverage

Explore the landing site of NASA’s Perseverance rover and travel to scenic panoramas with this new interactive tool based on ESA Mars Express and NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter data. View on your mobile phone, and the rotation of the scene will follow the movements of your device! NASA’s Mars 2020 mission with Perseverance rover onboard Read More

AVY – Flying fire watch

Dutch drone company Avy – an alumnus of ESA’s Business Incubation Centre Noordwijk, next to the Agency’s ESTEC technical centre in the Netherlands – looked into using its long-range Aera drone to raise the alarm on summer wildfires on a real-time basis. https://www.esa.int/About_Us/ESTEC Last year more than 750 football fields worth of forests and dunes Read More

Watch live NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover landing on 18 February 2021

Watch the Feb. 18 Landing BroadcastShow starts at 11:15 a.m. PST / 2:15 p.m. EST / 19:15 UTC https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/timeline/landing/watch-online/ Landing is just around the corner and there’s lots of programming you can tune in for. Use the table below to see all of the upcoming shows. On landing day, the broadcast will be available here Read More

Explore Mars and tackle climate change at virtual festival

To experience a simulated mission to Mars and discover how space is helping to combat climate change, join ESA at the Science Swindon Festival of Tomorrow on 18-20 February. https://www.scienceswindon.com/festival-of-tomorrow Over 5000 people are set to attend the virtual event to learn about how the latest science and engineering innovations are tackling the world’s greatest Read More

Jezero crater through the eyes of Mars Express

On 18 February 2021, NASA’s Perseverance rover is expected to arrive at Jezero impact crater, the site of a former lake on Mars. The High Resolution Stereo Camera on ESA’s Mars Express has provided important context for the landing site and its surrounds. Mars Express has been imaging the Red Planet in three dimensions and Read More

SpaceX Starlink launch for 17 February canceled

SpaceX just canceled the next SpaceX Starlink launch for this Wednesday 2-17-21 at 12:55 AM EST from launch complex 39A at Cape Canaveral Florida. A gorgeous night for a SpaceX Falcon 9 Starlink 19 launch from LC-40 Cape Canaveral Florida at 10:59 PM EST with successfull deployment of all 60 Starlink Internet satellites increasing their Read More