NASA has released footage of the landing.
In another monumental achievement, NASA has just released footage of its Perseverance rover landing on the surface of Mars on February 18th. The landing was captured from multiple angles thanks to the numerous cameras available.
In a press conference, Perseverance EDL camera lead at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Dave Gruel said that the addition of cameras was fitted in a way that would do no harm to the rover. The Entry, Descent, and Landing system managed to capture more than 23,000 images of the event amounting to more than 30GB of data.
There were three cameras that captured the descent though one broke down, with another two cameras placed on the rover. There was also an onboard camera, but NASA said that it failed just before the descent so it wasn’t able to record audio. The Perseverance rover also went through a rather violent entry but it managed to survive the landing.
You can check out footage of the landing below. Along with that, NASA is also releasing tons of images from the Mars 2020 mission that you can view here.