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Perseverance Arrival- Media Coverage, Press Conferences, Schedules, Etc.
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post Jan 27 2021, 03:16 AM
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Hey, all. So we're roughly 21 days (Earth, not Mars! smile.gif ) from touchdown right now, and NASA has released a schedule of planned arrival coverage (link below). Their first look-ahead briefing is tomorrow. This thread will serve as a place to post resources for landing coverage, esp. given that some of our international members may be interested in local and/or language-specific options for same. If you happen know of any of those please post links here.

As per UMSF custom, there will be a dedicated landing thread opened for the big event when we get close. Remember to have your snacks & beverages of choice ready, and peanuts are optional but encouraged! laugh.gif

NASA Perseverance Arrival Coverage (Scheduled)


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post Jan 27 2021, 04:10 AM
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The Eyes on the Solar System team have still got a few tweaks to make - but their EDL experience is up and live. Unlike with MSL when you had to download and install it - it's now a WebGL thing...... https://eyes.nasa.gov/apps/mars2020/
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post Jan 27 2021, 09:13 AM
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Ridiculously cool. Thanks, Doug!!!


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post Jan 27 2021, 02:05 PM
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post Jan 27 2021, 02:07 PM
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Hello,

Thank you for this invitation to promote "local" events to follow the landing of Perseverance.

Pour les francophones, il y a par exemple une émission produite par le CNES (Centre National des Etudes Spatiales) :

https://supercam.cnes.fr/fr/capsurmars-atte...ge-perseverance

Une conférence organisée en numérique à la Cité des Sciences à Paris :

http://www.cite-sciences.fr/fr/au-programm...c-perseverance/
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post Jan 27 2021, 04:32 PM
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QUOTE (nprev @ Jan 26 2021, 10:16 PM) *
As per UMSF custom, there will be a dedicated landing thread opened for the big event when we get close. Remember to have your snacks & beverages of choice ready, and peanuts are optional but encouraged! laugh.gif

Gotta have those peanuts! Those things have mostly been a good luck charm for American Mars landings.


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post Jan 29 2021, 03:38 AM
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The Perseverance Landing Press Kit has been posted here.

The Curiosity/MSL landing press kit was outstanding, full of detailed discussions, but not as challenging as a scientific paper. It was my mainstay until Emily Lakdawalla's book came out.

This press kit at first glance seems sketchier, but that might be my late-middle-aged grumpiness talking. And of course, JPL knows better than I do the needs of its target audience.

Edit: fixed link to the MSL landing press kit
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post Jan 29 2021, 02:51 PM
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The NASA EYES EDL sim is just brilliant.

My only crit is the funky displacement in the form of very many massive mounds ( obviously not present at Jezero ) that stream in as we come in for landing, which obfuscate the landing itself.

What an incredible thing it is to fling a robot at another planet and have the audacity to land safely on it!



edit: Just read Doug's post on the tweaks to be made. I have no doubt it will look just grea!


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post Jan 30 2021, 04:02 PM
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I just retired on December 1st. I know how I'm going to spend all my free time on landing day!
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post Feb 5 2021, 08:09 AM
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Per Mike's suggestion posts concerning penetrator probes/smart balance masses have been moved to a new topic.


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post Feb 5 2021, 03:48 PM
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QUOTE (Sean @ Jan 29 2021, 06:51 AM) *
funky displacement in the form of very many massive mounds


Yeah - I'm not getting that. What browser are you on, I'll let the team know.
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post Feb 8 2021, 10:29 PM
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Traditions, traditions.

For Spirit and Oppy's arrival, I bought a brand new computer and screen.
For Curiosity's arrival, I bought a brand new computer and a bigger screen.
I write today on a new computer with a huge screen! Many thanks to JPL for the great adventures over the years, and for providing me with the opportunity once per decade to negociate with a higher authority * the purchase of new electronic equipment.

I've got two kilos of Mars bars at the ready and a jar of peanuts (for the immediate apéro after safe landing) and I let my fingernails grow since last christmas to nibble on during the next seven minutes of terror.
I guess I'm about all set!

Go Perseverance, safe journey and safe landing! mars.gif

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post Feb 9 2021, 12:58 AM
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A useful blog post by Emily Lakdawalla @elakdawalla: "How Do I Watch the Perseverance Landing?"

https://www.patreon.com/posts/47214292
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post Feb 15 2021, 01:27 PM
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QUOTE (djellison @ Jan 27 2021, 06:10 AM) *
The Eyes on the Solar System team have still got a few tweaks to make - but their EDL experience is up and live. Unlike with MSL when you had to download and install it - it's now a WebGL thing...... https://eyes.nasa.gov/apps/mars2020/
Will this event be implemented in the actual NASA's Eyes software before the landing date though ? On my version, Mars 2020 still "lands" on Mars in one piece.
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post Feb 15 2021, 03:17 PM
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Regular ‘Eyes’ is being phased out. It’s >10 years old and in a world of smartphones, tablets and chrome books....increasingly unusable for a majority of people. The WebGL experience is where to go for EDL. The full ‘Eyes...’ experience will eventually all be in WebGL. I doubt they’ll have the resources to transfer EDL back to the old platform.

Ive not been with the Eyes team for over half a decade, and we had started trying to get off the dependence on Unity for a while even then. That MSL EDL was a very ugly hack in original “Eyes” and maintaining it has been a nightmare.
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