Entry, Descent, & Landing
Entry, Descent, and Landing System
The Mars 2020 spacecraft follows an entry, descent, landing process similar to that used in landing the Mars rover, Curiosity. Mars 2020 lands at a site still to be determined in February 2021. Mars 2020 has major new technologies that improve entry, descent, and landing:Range Trigger, Terrain-Relative Navigation, MEDLI2, and its EDL cameras and microphone.