Tag Archives: Mars

NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully lands on Mars

NASA Perseverance rover sends back its first picture

Watching NASA’s Perseverance rover mission control you could feel the tension through the screen as the rover entered the 7 minutes of terror landing phase. Once again though, as was the case for NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover in 2012, Perseverance nailed the landing and sent back its first picture after landing at 3:55 p.m. EST.

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Canada wants to join NASA Mars ice mapping mission, again

International Mars Ice Mapping Mission

On February 3rd NASA issued a press release that got little notice stating they and three international partners, including Canada, had signed a statement of intent to assess a mission to map ice on Mars. The press release made sure to tie into the lunar Artemis program. There's just one thing though, Canada had already signed on to a similar NASA mission and even had …

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Top 10 Canadian space science stories of 2020

OSIRIS-REx spacecraft Touch-And-Go (TAG) sample collection

Canada was all over the solar system – and even peering beyond its borders – in 2020. Canadian technology helped a spacecraft touch down on a comet, and was named to hunt for exoplanets on a future NASA telescope. Canadian researchers were also busy with space science studies, and companies continued to win contracts amid a tough economic environment due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. …

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9 additional space agencies support international lunar and Mars exploration efforts

ntuitive Machines robotic Moon lander is part of NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services

The International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) has released a supplement to its Global Exploration Roadmap (GER) focused on updates to the Lunar Surface Exploration scenario. In the update, ISECG confirmed that its membership has swelled to 24 space agencies from 15. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. …

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