Perseverance Landing Day Milestones

Step 1 | Cruise Stage Separation

Step 2 | Atmospheric Entry

Step 3 | Peak Heating

Step 4 | Peak Deceleration

Step 5 | Parachute Deployment

Step 6 | Heat Shield Separation

Step 7 | Radar Lock

Step 8 | Terrain Relative Navigation Solution

Step 9 | Backshell Separation

Step 10 | Powered Descent

Step 11 | Rover Separation/Sky Crane

Step 12 | Touchdown!


*Expected Milestones

Toolkit Resources



Related Links
Helicopter Technology Demonstration
NASA Channels