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Today’s Deep Space Extra

11 Mar 2021, 15:36 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Space Launch System Green Run hot fire scheduled for March 18. Perseverance rover initial exploration successful.

Human Space ExplorationMark your calendars – second SLS Hot Fire now March 18Coalition Members in the News – Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop GrummanSpacepolicyonline.com (3/10): NASA announced Wednesday that it is looking to March 18 for a second attempt at the Space Launch System (SLS) hot fire test, the last step in the Green Run series. The first attempt on January 16 ended prematurely in response to conservative parameters designed to protect the core stage, which is the same one that will be launched to space during the Artemis I mission. If the second attempt goes well, the core stage will move from NASA’s Stennis Space Center to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), where it will be prepared for Artemis I.

Space ScienceThe Perseverance rover has recorded the 1st laser sound on Mars. It’s a ‘snap!’ not a ‘pew!’Space.com (3/10): Scientists on Wednesday reported a success in the initial exploration of Jezero Crater on Mars by NASA’s Perseverance rover, which touched down on February 18. The rover’s SuperCam has begun to assess the chemistry ...

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