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Shake, Rattle and Roll: Testing NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover

18 May 2020, 07:00 UTC
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NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover lives up to its name by enduring a series of tests to prepare for its journey to the Red Planet. Tests for the mission were performed between September and December of 2019 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.

This video highlights the following tests:

Spin test
Shake test
Mobility deployment test
Rover's first unassisted stand
Solar test
Thermal vacuum test
Sample caching test
Drive test

The launch period for the Perseverance rover opens July 17, 2020. It will land on Mars February 18, 2021.

For more information on Mars 2020, visit: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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