Friday, July 31, 2020

Mars-bound spaceship experiencing technical issues: NASA

The nose cone containing the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover sits atop a motori

Mars 2020, the spaceship carrying NASA's new rover Perseverance to the Red Planet, is experiencing technical difficulties and is running on essential systems only, the agency said Thursday.
"Data indicate the  had entered a state known as , likely because a part of the spacecraft was a little colder than expected while Mars 2020 was in Earth's shadow," NASA said.
The spaceship has left Earth's shadow and the temperatures are now normal.
When a vessel enters safe mode, it shuts down all but essential systems until it receives new commands from . "Right now, the Mars 2020  is completing a full health assessment on the spacecraft and is working to return the spacecraft to a nominal configuration for its journey to Mars," added NASA.

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