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NASA delays Mars rover launch to no earlier than July 30

1 month ago   |   By Spaceflight Now

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket undergoes a Wet Dress Rehearsal June 22 at Cape Canaveral's Complex 41 launch pad in preparation for liftoff with NASA's Peseverance Mars rover. Credit: United Launch Alliance
A technical issue with the United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket that will send NASA's $2.4 billion Perseverance rover toward Mars has pushed the mission's launch date back to no earlier than July 30, nearly two weeks into a month-long window for the rover to head to the Red Planet, or else face a two-year delay.
NASA confirmed the launch delay to no sooner than July 30 in a...
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NASA's Mars Perseverance launch date has slipped eight more days

NASA's Mars Perseverance launch date has slipped eight more days

1 month ago   |   By Ars Technica

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station undergoes a Wet Dress Rehearsal in preparation for launching Mars Perseverance. [credit:
United Launch Alliance
]
NASA says it will be forced to delay the launch of its multibillion-dollar Perseverance mission to no earlier than July 30. The Mars-bound large rover must launch on an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida before the middle of August, or it will miss Earth's conjunction with the red planet.
This is the third delay in the launch campaign for Perseverance, formerly known as...
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