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NASA’s Mars Rover and the Aussie Scientists Who Helped Build It – Gizmodo Australia

Every two years or so, when Mars passes close to Earth in its orbit around the Sun, conditions are right to launch a spacecraft to the red planet. Launches during this period can complete the seven-month voyage using a minimum of energy. We are in the middle …

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Every two years or so, when Mars passes close to Earth in its orbit around the Sun, conditions are right to launch a spacecraft to the red planet. Launches during this period can complete the seven-month voyage using a minimum of energy.
We are in the middle of one such period right now, and three separate missions are taking advantage of it. The United Arab Emirates Hope mission and Chinas Tianwen-1 have already launched. NASAs Perseverance mission is set to take flight tonight (on July 30, a…

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