On this time-lapse video, taken on Oct. 9, 2019, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, bunny-suited engineers transfer the Mars 2020 rover from a excessive bay within the Spacecraft Simulator Constructing into the power’s giant vacuum chamber for testing in Mars-like environmental situations.
“Everytime you transfer the rover, it’s a massive deal,” stated Mars 2020 engineer Chris Chatellier of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. “There’s a technician on each nook, and different engineers and security inspectors are monitoring and helping each step of the way in which. Each transfer is choreographed, briefed and rehearsed.”
After chamber testing, the 2020 rover was moved again to JPL’s Spacecraft Meeting Facility the place it’s present process radio-emissions testing.
Mars 2020 will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Drive Station in Florida in July 2020. It would land at Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021.
Charged with returning astronauts to the Moon by 2024, NASA’s Artemis lunar exploration plans will set up a sustained human presence on and across the Moon by 2028. We are going to use what we study on the Moon to organize to ship astronauts to Mars.