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Launch Windows

The Mars 2020 mission launched July 30, 2020, at 4:50 a.m. PDT (7:50 a.m. EDT/11:50 a.m. UTC).

The launch period, the days in which the spacecraft could launch, opened on July 30.

The duration of the daily launch windows varied from day to day. The launch windows lasted approximately between 30 minutes and two hours, with a unique launch opportunity every five minutes.

The Perseverance rover will land on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021, at around noon PST (3 p.m. EST/8 p.m. UTC).

Launch
Day
Launch
Date (2020)
Pacific Time (PT) Eastern Time (ET) Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
1 7/30 4:50 a.m. 7:50 a.m. 11:50 a.m.
2 7/31 4:55 a.m. 7:55 a.m. 11:55 a.m.
3 8/1 4:55 a.m. 7:55 a.m. 11:55 a.m.
4 8/2 4:55 a.m. 7:55 a.m. 11:55 a.m.
5 8/3 5:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
6 8/4 5:05 a.m. 8:05 a.m. 12:05 p.m.
7 8/5 5:10 a.m. 8:10 a.m. 12:10 p.m.
8 8/6 5:15 a.m. 8:15 a.m. 12:15 a.m.
9 8/7 5:20 a.m. 8:20 a.m. 12:20 p.m.
10 8/8 5:25 a.m. 8:25 a.m. 12:25 p.m.
11 8/9 5:35 a.m. 8:35 a.m. 12:35 p.m.
12 8/10 5:40 a.m. 8:40 a.m. 12:40 p.m.
13 8/11 5:45 a.m. 8:45 a.m. 12:45 p.m.
14 8/12 5:50 a.m. 8:50 a.m. 12:50 p.m.
15 8/13 5:55 a.m. 8:55 a.m. 12:55 p.m.
16 8/14 5:55 a.m. 8:55 a.m. 12:55 p.m.
17 8/15 5:55 a.m. 8:55 a.m. 12:55 p.m.
Last Updated: July 30, 2020