BAS Observer November 2017

An artist’s concept of the new Mars 2020 rover, showing a selection of its 23 cameras. The mission is timed for a launch opportunity in July/August 2020 when Earth and Mars are in good positions relative to each other for landing on Mars. That is, it takes less power to travel to Mars at this time, compared to other times when Earth and Mars are in different positions in their orbits. To keep mission costs and risks as low as possible, the Mars 2020 design is based on NASA’s successful Mars Science Laboratory mission architecture, including its Curiosity rover and proven landing system. Read the full story of the Mars 2020 mission at . MARS 2020 ROVER WILL HAVE 23 HI-TECH CAMERAS