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    Firbolg in the Playground
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    Default Perseverance Landing at Jezero Crater

    For anyone interested in the Perseverance landing attempt on Mars today, NASA will be streaming coverage on their public channel.


    Apart from hoping it all works, I'm especially interested in the drone helicopter, although it looks like that won't be flying until early May.

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    OrcBarbarianGuy

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    Default Re: Perseverance Landing at Jezero Crater

    Congrats Perseverance! Landed safe and sound!

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    DwarfClericGuy

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    Default Re: Perseverance Landing at Jezero Crater

    Always growing our robot invasion of the Red Planet!

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    Halfling in the Playground
     
    Kobold

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    Default Re: Perseverance Landing at Jezero Crater

    Now Just waiting for helikopter to be deployed, that Will be something
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    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    MindFlayer

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    Default Re: Perseverance Landing at Jezero Crater

    Quote Originally Posted by asda fasda View Post
    Now Just waiting for helikopter to be deployed, that Will be something
    If I understood the press conference, that could be be a week or so. They will want to spend some time driving the rover first.

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    Firbolg in the Playground
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    Default Re: Perseverance Landing at Jezero Crater

    The Ingenuity helicopter won't be flying for at least another month, since it needs to be (carefully) released and unpacked from the rover, and then they have a whole series of tests to run through before attempting the first flight.

    I mentioned early May in the first post, which was their best estimate just prior to landing. They may move up the schedule a little, but it's likely to be a month at least.

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    MindFlayer

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    Default Re: Perseverance Landing at Jezero Crater

    Yes, apparently I did misunderstand. The "week or so" is until the rover starts driving. A more recent press conference estimated 60 days until first flight for the helicopter.

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    ElfRangerGuy

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    Default Re: Perseverance Landing at Jezero Crater

    Thanks for this thread guys... I hadn't realised that this was happening!
    I spent maybe two very enjoyable hours yesterday evening reading and watching stuff on Perseverance and the landing. I'm also really looking forward to those helicopter tests.

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    Firbolg in the Playground
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    Default Re: Perseverance Landing at Jezero Crater

    Landing video is up, which is one of the coolest things I've watched in a long time:

    https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/n...ng-first-audio

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    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    MindFlayer

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    Default Re: Perseverance Landing at Jezero Crater

    Now they have reported driving their first few meters (on Sol 14, two weeks after landing), and everything seems to work.

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    Firbolg in the Playground
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    Default Re: Perseverance Landing at Jezero Crater

    For anyone who missed it, here's a very recent episode of NOVA giving an overview of the engineering and design work for Perseverance, along with a glimpse at a possible Mars Sample Return mission architecture.

    https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/...-life-on-mars/

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    Default Re: Perseverance Landing at Jezero Crater

    I like to think of it like it Persi as leaving presents for future explorers, the solar system's longest distance Easter egg hunt.
    The video the rover took using the skycrane was just spectacular. The closest I will come to knowing what its like to land on Mars.
    And there is something absolutely haunting about listening to the audio, the sounds of the rover and the thin Martian wind murmuring. I hope the send even more.
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    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    MindFlayer

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    Default Re: Perseverance Landing at Jezero Crater

    It's now looking like the first Ingenuity flight will be in April. The landing site (Octavia E. Butler landing) turned out to be a pretty good location for a test flight.

    ...And now, they are very slowly and carefully unfolding and lowering the helicopter to the ground, in a multi-day process. You can follow along at https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/raw-images/

    By April 4, the helicopter has been deployed, and the rover has driven away from it.
    Last edited by DavidSh; 2021-04-04 at 12:45 PM. Reason: News

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    Halfling in the Playground
     
    Kobold

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    Default Re: Perseverance Landing at Jezero Crater

    So Ingenuity has flown, now only waiting for a date to arrive and maybe some photos, NASA guys must have been very stressed right now : )

    EDIT: It looks like it all went well !
    Last edited by asda fasda; 2021-04-19 at 05:53 AM.
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    Firbolg in the Playground
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    Default Re: Perseverance Landing at Jezero Crater

    Best news I've woken up to in a very long while. NASA is really outshining themselves with this mission.

    There are some low-resolution clips on various sites, but no really smooth video yet. I'm hoping for some aerial footage of Perseverance as it rolls along.

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    Zombie

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    Cool and great on many levels.
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    Firbolg in the Playground
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    Default Re: Perseverance Landing at Jezero Crater

    Here's a full video from JPL, showing spinup, first flight, and safe landing:





    Smooth and uneventful, exactly what you want your flight to be.

    Also supremely historic.

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    Default Re: Perseverance Landing at Jezero Crater

    So, technically, this is the first Martian nuclear powered aircraft carrier, right?

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    MindFlayer

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    Default Re: Perseverance Landing at Jezero Crater

    Quote Originally Posted by Tyndmyr View Post
    So, technically, this is the first Martian nuclear powered aircraft carrier, right?
    While helicopter carriers are a recognized class of aircraft carriers, I think a carrier has to able to accept landing of some kind of aircraft, and we don't have any evidence of that for Perseverance yet. You wouldn't want to call a container ship a carrier just because you can stuff one of the containers full of quadcopters. Or at least, I wouldn't.

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