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‘Seven minutes of terror’: Nasa Perseverance rover’s landing on Mars explained

Hindustan Times | 13/02/2021 08:38 PM | Click to read full article

After travelling for nearly seven months, Nasa’s Perseverance rover is in the final few days of its space travel before it attempts landing in the most challenging site ever targeted on Mars. The entry, descent, and landing phase of the Mars mission are scheduled for February 18, a phase often referred to by engineers as “seven minutes of terror”.

Around 10 minutes before the atmospheric entry on February 18, Nasa’s Perseverance rover will get rid of the spacecraft.