NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory(JPL) uploaded a picture taken on May 9, 2019 in which an engineer inspecting the completed spacecraft that will carry NASA’s next rover to the Mars.
Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA’s Curiosity rover and InSight lander are doing outstanding work on and around the Mars, but that is not preventing scientists from pushing forward with plans to send another bit of high-tech hardware into the Martian surface. The Mars 2020 assignment will send a second rover to Mars, and this mission will launch from CCAFS in July/August of 2020, and it will land at Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021.
In a blog article, JPL revealed the completion of an essential piece of hardware. The Mars 2020 spacecraft that will carry the rover to its destination through its trip from Earth is almost ready for the time from the spotlight, but there is still some work to be done.
The Mars 2020 assignment will be NASA’s most enthusiastic Mars mission, and the rover is packed with tools and accessories which have not been sent to Mars before. The rover also includes new sample-gathering tools which will send surface material samples to vehicles will fly all of the way back to Earth where scientists could examine them in detail. The duration of this mission will be at least one Mars year (687 Earth days).