How to use CDC’s new 3D Maps for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover
NASA has released new 3-D maps for the Mars 2020 mission to explore whether a landing site is habitable.
The maps feature terrain, soil and water, and surface features.
The Mars 2020 Mission is the first of NASA’s rovers to orbit Mars.
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, which is slated to launch in 2018, will take over for the 2020 mission.
The new 3DS models are based on NASA’s new High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) images, which will be made available to the public on Tuesday, Oct. 24.
NASA has also released an online download of the maps, which you can download here.
The map shows the surface features at a depth of about 5 kilometers, but the 3D models are made up of different layers of data from multiple sources.
The images are the result of a collaboration between NASA and HiRISE, the mission’s principal investigator.
The HiRise images are currently the only data for the mission.
“We have made the best of a difficult situation,” said Matt Hall, director of the HiRIS project.
“By releasing this 3D maps, we hope to encourage exploration of a Mars that is so far from the surface that we can only use the best available data.”
Mars 2020 is expected to land on the red planet in 2024.
The spacecraft will begin its descent to Mars on Oct. 20.
The mission will be the first from the United States to visit Mars since the Viking missions of 1977 and 1980.
The first rover mission from the U.S. landed in 1976.
The NASA/JPL Mars 2020 Rover was built by Aerojet Rocketdyne, based in Arlington, Virginia.
The rover’s instruments are powered by two solid-fueled Saturn V rocket engines, each capable of producing about 16,500 pounds of thrust.
The vehicle will be able to reach a speed of more than 100 mph (160 kilometers per hour).
NASA has announced plans to add a third rover in 2021, but this would be a major milestone.
“Mars 2020 will be one of the largest rovers ever sent to Mars,” said Marc Ray, associate administrator for human exploration and operations at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
“The journey will take us to an area where we’ve never been before, where we can explore the terrain that we have never explored before.
We can look for evidence of past life.”
NASA’s HiRises image data will be used for future studies of the Red Planet.
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