Jake explores the remaining three candidate landing sites for NASA's upcoming Mars2020 rover, from their geology and science potential, to their accessibility and ease of navigation.
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Ahead of the science, the surface operations, the tricky landing, interplanetary cruise, & launch of a NASA flagship class rover like Mars2020, the difficult decision of where to send the mission must be made. For the successor of Curiosity, this process is nearing completion as the 3rd workshop has narrowed the remaining candidates to three. Jake takes a long look at the mission requirements, landing site criteria, and Mars mapping techniques before exploring Jezero Crater, North East Syrtis and Gusev Crater to see what secrets might lie beneath the regolith.
The Mars2020 Mission
The Landing Sites
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