Key Facts About NASA's Mars 2020 Mission

Mission Name:
Mars 2020

Rover Name:

Main Job:
The Perseverance rover will seek signs of ancient life and collect rock and soil samples for possible return to Earth.

Launch Window:
July 17 - Aug. 5, 2020

Launch Vehicle:
Atlas V-401

Launch Location:
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

Feb. 18, 2021

Landing Site:
Jezero Crater, Mars

Mission Duration
At least one Mars year (about 687 Earth days)

Tech Demo
The Mars Helicopter is a technology demonstration, hitching a ride on the Perseverance rover.

Related Links

Mars 2020 Fact Sheet
Mars 2020 Fact Sheet

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Mars Helicopter Fact Sheet
Mars Helicopter Fact Sheet

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Mars Helicopter
Mars Helicopter Overview
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