NASA’s Perseverance and China’s Tianwen-1 set to land on Mars
Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Space; Sci & Tech
- NASA’s Perseverance and China’s Tianwen-1 are set to land on Mars on February 18 and in May 2021 respectively.
NASA’s Perseverance Rover
- It is the most sophisticated Mission.
- It is set to land at Jezero Crater, which was likely filled with water in the past.
- It is NASA’s 4th generation, Mars Rover.
- Goal: To look for biosignatures in the dried-up lake bed at Jezero Crater.
- Tianwen-1 is the first mission to Mars from China.
- It carries an orbiter, a lander, and a rover.
- It will orbit Mars for a few months before attempting to land in May this year.