Mars Rover Design For 2020 Has Been Revealed By NASA


NASA has revealed its next rover design to Mars today. A near-final design of the rover which will be sent to Mars in 2020 was uncovered to the media during a well-organized event. It also unveiled the details on many of its new amazing instruments. The American space agency has tried to make the new design within the budget and is optimistic to save costs. The attempt makes sense as the next rover to Mars is reportedly sharing lots of hardware with inquisitiveness.

NASA says, it may come to many people’s mind why they are on a new design when the older rover is already doing a fantastic job but they would answer the question once the new design is out. The Mars 2020 has leveraged the design as well as several extra hardware from Curiosity, plus NASA has already built a major quantity of the mission’s heritage mechanism in phase A and phase B.

George Tahu, one of the representatives of the organization said in a press release that project is going on with a new design which is almost final. And the construction of the newer systems is in the process as well.

Phase A and Phase B are typically considered as large concepts and study work but March 2020 will re-outfit it and does not plan to reinvent the space wheel. The mission is clear and will be mainly focused on searching life on the planet. For that reason, it will be equipped with tools specifically relevant to the purpose. Tahu says, they are making it with having an eye on the future missions. They are not focused on things being done on their own.

Mars 2020 will choose its landing zone after checking a noticeable suitability for life, old rivers, and kind temperature etc. it will do more than scraping the surface for hints and signs. It will deposit the core samples for potential assortment and study using its latest coring drill and a number of sample tubes.

In addition, a careful study of Martian resources has been aimed at helping with determination of the feasibility of things such as producing oxygen and other substances from the surroundings on the manned mission. Its ground-penetrating radar will look for exciting formations under the surface. The mission also involves the typical set of wild cameras along with other sensors that will have each manner of interesting readings recorded for scientists to interpret back home.

In addition, it adds the Average Earthling’s microphone to the design which will record rover’s sound during its descent and landing. The microphone will also record the ambient sound from the outside of the rover. According to the Deputy Project Manager for the next rover, Mr. Matt Wallace, NASA would be delighted to provide public the opportunity to hear the noises from Mars for the first time. Also it could help them get useful engineering information.

The rover 2020 will include an improved ‘sky crane’ system for better landing. The system will install a parachute and a power-driven hover platform for depositing the vehicle on the surface with dual upgrades.

NASA has planned to send Mars 2020 in the eponymous year if everything goes according to their plans and efforts. If it is successful, the next rover will reach to the planet in 2021’s February.   

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