The launch is scheduled for the second half of July this year.
Here are a few points regarding the upcoming mission:
- start window: July 17 – August 5.
- start place: Cape Canaveral, Florida.
- approximate date of landing: February 18, 2021.
- landing place: Crater Gesero.
- mission duration: at least one Martian year (about 687 Earth days).
Now on the surface of the red planet, the Curiosity rover was sent to the Gale crater region in 2012 and with the help of which scientists were able to make many interesting discoveries, one of which is the hypothesis that conditions were once habitable on Mars. As for the future explorer of the fourth planet from the Sun: the mission involves collecting Martian rocks for subsequent shipment to Earth, searching for living organisms, studying geology and much more.