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Aeroshell

16 Feb 2021, 13:00 UTC
Aeroshell
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Lockheed Martin dicit:
Protecting a Mars Rover against the extremes of space travel is critical to the success of any mission. At Lockheed Martin, we’ve built aeroshells to protect all 10 of NASA’s Mars-bound landers and rovers.
For NASA’s latest mission — Mars 2020, which includes the Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter — we built the protective aeroshell and helicopter delivery system. Mars 2020 will attempt the most challenging entry, descent and landing (EDL) sequences ever at Mars. The rover will touch down in the treacherous Jezero Crater, a region filled with boulders, rocky cliffs and shifting sand dunes.
Video credit: Lockheed Martin

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