Tests to measure the center of gravity and moments of inertia for the Mars 2020 rover aeroshell are performed on the spin table inside Kennedy Space Center’s Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility on Jan. 15, 2020.

January 15, 2020

Tests to measure the center of gravity and moments of inertia for the Mars 2020 rover aeroshell are performed on the spin table inside Kennedy Space Center’s Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility on Jan. 15, 2020. The Mars 2020 rover will carry seven different scientific instruments, landing on the Red Planet on Feb. 18, 2021. It is scheduled to launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket, procured by NASA’s Launch Services Program, in the summer of 2020.

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NASA/Kim Shiflett

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