Corona virus impact: NASA is not pushing for the next Mars rover may have

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Despite the on-going corona virus pandemic, NASA said it currently has no plans to launch its Determination of rover on Mars, Fox News has learned.

“We have been proactive in monitoring the feline corona virus (COVID-19), and have plans in place to deal with problems as they arise,” NASA spokesman Allard Beutel said in an e-mail to Fox News. “At the moment, it is the corona virus has no effect on the Mars, Perseverance, rover, start preps, and work is proceeding on schedule.”

In the us, which has recently been rebranded as the rover in order to their Perseverance, it will be the launch of the rover on the 17th of July, by the year 2020. This rover will try to detect if there is any fossil evidence of alien life, in addition to other duties.



The US space agency’s announcement comes after the European space agency esa and the Russian space agency Roscosmos, said she would be back the upcoming ExoMars mission, which is scheduled to take place in July 2020.

The agencies said that the decision to postpone the launch of the Rosalind Franklin rover, was, in part, due to the additional testing and to ensure that novel corona virus can have an impact on the availability of the necessary staff to operate and maintain the rover.

“We have a difficult but carefully considered decision to postpone the launch until 2022,” – said Roscosmos General Director, Dmitry Rogozin, in a statement. “It’s primarily driven by the need to maximise the robustness of all of the ExoMars systems are considered to be force majeure circumstances related to the deterioration of the epidemiological situation in Europe, where our experts will be virtually no opportunity to continue to travel to the affiliate industry.”


While there is no “current” plans to push back the Persistence rover’s mission, which is expected to land on the Martian surface on Aug. 18, 2021, NASA is dealing with the amended plans as COVID-19.

Earlier this week, NASA updated its work-from-home schedule, after an employee at NASA’s Ames Research Center has tested positive for the virus.

Ames Research Center will be at the required working remotely and have limited access to at least the 13th of March.

The government agency added that, “in all my work-related travel will be canceled for the week of March 9th, and the future of travel will be considered on an individual basis.”

“NASA, with the co-ordination of the White House and the State Department, and other federal agencies, and their officers, and formed an internal, multi-office working group that will deal with them if they happen,” Beutel added in an e-mail with an indication of the space agency to follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the agency’s Chief Health and Medical Officer, and communicate the guidance to the staff as soon as it becomes available.”

As soon as the Determination to land on Mars, will become a member of the still-in-operation, Curiosity, and the now-deceased, Opportunity rover on the Red Planet. In contrast to the Curiosity, or the Possibility of it, rover will be on the first helicopter, which will fly to a different planet,” NASA added.

NASA’s long-term goal is to have a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s.

COVID-19-infected 132,567 of people around the world, as well as 5.6 percent on Thursday. The four-thousand-nine-hundred-forty-seven people have died from the virus.


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