February 2021 is going to be an exciting time for Mars missions as there are 3 scientific missions that will be reaching the planet. With so many articles on the different landers, it makes sense to provide information such as arrival dates, durations, and goals for each mission. This makes it easy to learn more about the missions at a quick glance.
Make sure to check out this article for more detail on each mission.
Emirates Mars Mission
Launch Date: July 19th, 2020
Arrival Date: February 9th, 2021
Probe Name: Hope Probe
Mission Type: Orbiter
Operator: Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre
Number Of Instruments: 3
Mission Duration: Planned for 2 years
Goal: Better Understand The Martian Atmosphere
Launch Date: July 23rd, 2020
Orbital Arrival Date: February, 2021
Lander Arrival Date: May 2021
Rover Arrival Date: May 2021
Rover and Lander Landing Site: Utopia Planitia
Mission Type: Orbiter, Lander, and Rover
Orbiter: Planned for 2 Earth years
Rover: Planned for 90 sols
Number Of Instruments: 13
Goals: Find evidence of water, setup for a potential sample return, and more.
Launch Date: July 30th, 2020
Arrival Date: February 18th, 2021
Landing Site: Jezero crater
Mission Type: Explorer
Operator: NASA – JPL
Mission Duration: 1 Martian Year
Number Of Instruments: 7
Main Objective: Seek signs of ancient life and collect samples of rock and regolith for possible return to Earth.
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