NASA: Mars rover Perseverance in ‘safe mode’ soon after launch, but should recover

NASA: Mars rover Perseverance in 'safe mode' after launch, but should recover

NASA is celebrating the start of its most state-of-the-art Mars rover at any time these days (July 30), even as engineers deal with a glitch that still left the spacecraft in a protecting “safe method” soon after liftoff. 

The Mars 2020 Perseverance rover released toward the Purple World at 7:50 a.m. EDT (1150 GMT), using an Atlas V rocket into area from Cape Canaveral Air Pressure Station in Florida. The rover experienced minor communications and temperature glitches just after start, but the challenges usually are not expected to damage the mission as a whole, NASA officers reported.

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