NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has assembled a capsule that will keep Mars 2020 safe on the surface of the Red Planet, as well as test it a year before launch.
According to the scientific report “Space”, after leaving the ground next summer, the rover will spend about seven months flying towards the Red Planet before entering its destination. It was necessary to secure all parts of the Mars 2020 capsule in a process called “stacking”.
“It’s a great feeling for the entire project when we see everything ready for the trip, which will eventually lead to the launch pad in July next year,” said David Gruell, director of the assembly, testing and launch operations for the Mars exploration at JPL.
The rover is tested to ensure that everything fits the flight of Mars properly before using real flight devices.
Tests that are conducted even after the end of the heat tests, the test is almost complete, and the spacecraft will be returned to the assembly site for dismantling and then do more tests and work.