NASA’s Mars 2020 rover just hit a crucial pre-launch milestone

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  • NASA’s Mars 2020 rover Perseverance just got spun around in the name of science.
  • The rover endured several days of balance testing, gaining some weight to ensure that its center of gravity is exactly where it needs to be for a safe trip and landing on Mars.
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NASA is rapidly approaching the launch of its Mars 2020 mission, and with so much riding on a successful launch and trip to the Red Planet, the space agency is taking its preparation one step at a time. Most recently, the rover Perseverance spent three full days undergoing the delicate process of balance testing.

It might not sound like a crucial step, but ensuring that the rover is correctly balanced is incredibly vital. As the Mars 2020 mission leaves Earth and begins its long journey to Mars, weight discrepancies could not only cause the spacecraft to fly inaccurately but perhaps even endanger the rover once it’s ready to make its descent to the planet’s surface.

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