Perseverance rover operating nominally in preparation for surface operations
Source: NASA Spaceflight
Date Published: 02/25/2021
After successfully touching down on the Martian surface on February 18, 2021, NASA teams have started the many checkouts required to begin operating the Perseverance rover. The mission touched down within five meters of their landing target (the landing target that was chosen by the terrain relative navigation system, not the pre-planned estimation), and several minutes later sent its first image of the Martian surface back to Earth.