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Author Ehrenfried, Manfred von, author.

Title Perseverance and the Mars 2020 mission : follow the science to Jezero Crater / Manfred "Dutch" von Ehrenfried
Published Cham : Springer ; Chichester : Praxis Publishing, [2022]


Description 1 online resource : illustrations (chiefly color)
Series Springer-Praxis books in space exploration, 2731-541X
Springer-Praxis books in space exploration. 2731-541X
Contents Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. The Mars 2020 Mission -- Chapter 3. Perseverance's Design -- Chapter 4. Landing Site -- Chapter 5. Surface Operations and Science -- Chapter 6. Ingenuity -- Chapter 7. Mars 2020 Science and Engineering Teams -- Chapter 8. Mars Sample Return -- Chapter 9. Conclusions
Summary This is the comprehensive story of NASA's pioneering Mars 2020 mission, which at this moment continues to break ground on the surface of the Red Planet. The book takes readers through every stage of the Mars mission, describing its major goals and objectives, the cutting-edge technology and instrumentation onboard the Perseverance rover and other spacecraft components, and the members of the scientific team who steered the mission along the way. Mars 2020 is the first to actually take samples of the Red Planet and prepare them for subsequent return to Earth. The chapters therefore delve into how and why Jezero Crater was selected as the optimal landing and sample collecting site to meet the mission objectives. Featuring dozens of high-resolution images of the mission, this book gives readers a deeper understanding of the technology underlying Mars 2020 and why its work is so important for planetary science and space exploration
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed January 31, 2022)
Subject Roving vehicles (Astronautics)
Planets -- Exploration
Planets -- Exploration -- Equipment and supplies
Roving vehicles (Astronautics)
SUBJECT Mars (Planet) -- Exploration.
Mars (Planet) -- Exploration -- Equipment and supplies.
Subject Mars (Planet)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783030921187