This week, NASA announced that the rover had made its first cruise on the surface of Mars. To date, the rover is only 21 feet below its belt when it comes to Mars operations. Its maiden voyage was a short, semicircular itinerary around Jezero Crater. NASA observers took the first drive very slowly, with a 33-minute test drive, and controllers say it was “incredibly” walkable.
The image shown above has been sent by Perseverance and shows its first trajectories on the surface of the Red Planet. The First drive In order to persevere it happened on March 4th. The future engines of the landing craft will be much longer than the first, averaging 656 feet or more. Mission controllers say Rover’s all-wheel drive has responded as expected, and they are confident that the drive system is fine and able to take the Rover wherever it wants over the next few years.
The first engine made the rover move 13 feet forward, as it turned 150 degrees to the left and reversed its direction eight feet. The movement allowed the rover to steer the camera at the landing site. Expedition observers also received other images from Perseverance that showed data about the landing site, named Octavia E. Butler Landing to an honorary late science fiction author born in Pasadena, California.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the Pasadena-based Perseverance Mission. Butler was the first African American woman to win the Hugo Prize and the Nebula Prize for her science fiction. Currently, NASA continues health perseverance checks to ensure that all of its systems are working as expected before starting the journey through Jezero Crater in earnest.
Since the lander landed, it has received a software update to help better explore Mars and has been testing many tools on board. The rover has also deployed wind sensors to the Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer tool and operates its seven-foot robotic arm. Perseverance has sent about 7,000 images back to Earth since landing.