Mars Mission Current Affairs - 2020

Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover: Important Facts

The third and final mission to the red planet of the month lifted off on Thursday 30th July at 17:20 IST from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. After covering a huge distance of 300 million miles the Mars Perseverance Rover is expected to land on 18th February 2021. The main objective of the Mars Read More…

China launches its first Mars Probe

On July 23, 2020, china launched its first successful Mars probe from the Wenchchang spacecraft launch site. The Mars probe has been named Tianwen 1. Highlights The Tianwen spacecraft was launched to fulfil three objectives as follows To orbit the red planet for comprehensive observation To land on Martian soil and send a rover to Read More…

Hope: UAE launched first Mars Mission

On July 19, 2020, the United Arab Emirates launched the first ever mission to the red planet, Mars. The spacecraft is to arrive Mars in February 2021. Highlights The satellite “Hope” is to be placed in orbit between 20,000 and 43,000 kilometres above the surface of mars. The satellite will complete its orbit once in Read More…

What is Mars Helicopter “Ingenuity”?

Ingenuity is a robotic helicopter that is to be deployed in Mars 2020 mission of NASA. Mars 2020 mission is to be launched on July 30, 2020. Highlights The Helicopter being attached to the mission will check how the conditions on Mars affect aviation. Ingenuity is a technology demonstration. It is the first aircraft to Read More…

Tianwen 1: China’s first Mars Exploration Mission

On April 24, 2020, the Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) named its first Mars Exploration mission as Tianwen 1. The CNSA also announced that henceforth all the planetary missions are to be named as Tianwen series. Highlights The announcement comes on April 24 as China has been celebrating its National Space Day on April 24 Read More…