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LAUNCH! PERSEVERANCE has MOXIE

This morning I arose to view the launch of the Mars rover Perseverance.  It’s on its way to Jezero Crater.

An Atlas V took the rover up.

As I write, we are waiting for the Centaur rocket to burn.

The rover is still “coasting” around your planet.   Right now there is a guy explaining the solid oxide electrolysis system – the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment – (MOXIE) which will be tested on Mars. MOXIE will suck in the thin Martian atmosphere, mostly CO2 and convert it to O2.   This is important for future missions: can we make what we need there rather than haul it along?

This rover has a laser to shoot at rocks and a little Martian chopper/drone that will fly around.   It will collect samples which eventually can be returned to Earth.

Perseverance should arrive at Mars in 7 months.

 

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