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NASA Mars Perseverence video links
« on: July 29, 2020, 03:39:22 AM »
https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/timeline/launch/watch-online/

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Re: NASA Mars Perseverence video links
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 10:43:29 PM »
Video links only?  :-\

Successful launch!  Only “issue” mentioned is that the spacecraft is still so near earth, its radio signal is overwhelming the Deep Space Network receivers.
NASA launches Mars rover Perseverance to seek signs of ancient life
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NASA's boldest-ever Mars rover is on its way to the Red Planet.

The car-size Perseverance rover launched atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station today (July 30) at 7:50 a.m. EDT (1150 GMT), kicking off a nearly seven-month cruise to the Red Planet.

After touching down inside the 28-mile-wide (45 kilometers) Jezero Crater in February 2021, Perseverance will do things no Mars rover has ever done — hunt for signs of life, collect samples for future return to Earth and deploy a miniature helicopter, to name a few.
https://www.space.com/nasa-mars-2020-perseverance-rover-launch.html
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Re: NASA Mars Perseverence video links
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2020, 01:52:00 AM »
ULA Chief Tory Bruno tweeted a video clip (at the link) of the spacecraft separation from the Centaur upper stage. 
Yes, it involves springs.
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Tory Bruno (@torybruno) 7/30/20, 1:18 PM
#MarsPerseverance on its way to the Red Planet... 
https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/1288886632502956033
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Re: NASA Mars Perseverence video links
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 02:30:35 AM »
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Successful launch!  Only “issue” mentioned is that the spacecraft is still so near earth, its radio signal is overwhelming the Deep Space Network receivers.
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Update:  problem resolved.

Mars 2020 Perseverance Healthy and on Its Way
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The team controlling NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has received telemetry (detailed spacecraft data) down from the spacecraft and has also been able to send commands up to the spacecraft, according to Matt Wallace, the mission’s deputy project manager. The team, based at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, has confirmed that the spacecraft is healthy and on its way to Mars. ...
https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/timeline/launch/status/
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