Mars Perseverance Landing

The Science Live show are heavily preproduced shows aimed at education it’s possible but more likely that they showed that stuff off the press conference a couple of hours ago.

Here’s a link to one of the team members talking about what they have:

From a press release sent a couple of hours ago:

Perseverance’s cameras are intended to capture video of its touchdown and this new still image was taken from that footage, which is still being relayed to Earth and processed.

It’s probably going to be a while I just checked the raw image repo and it’s still just the 3 landing images.

Here’s a more direct answer to your question:

To clarify there are actually a couple newly processed images but there’s only one completely new image (actually a frame of the video) of of the landing sequence. 8n the conference they say that more images and the full video are being processed and should be available on Monday.

Has it occurred to anyone that we have just landed the first NUCLEAR POWERED AIRCRAFT CARRIER on another planet!!!

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A few processed color photos were actually released yesterday a few hours after that press conference but there’s still been no new raw images and no video.

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Expecting new images & video during a 14:00 press conf on Monday:

Should be good!

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Heard a rep from The Planetary Society call in during the conference, very cool!

The chute deployment was just beautiful. They mentioned those cameras were running at 75 fps, makes for great footage. A shame the mics conked out during landing, but the gentle breeze sounds recorded from the surface is pretty surreal.

I might have heard wrong, but I thought they said they’re getting data transfer rates of 900 mbps between Percy and the MRO relay? That’s incredible!

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With all our faults, we humans truly do have our moments :grin:

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It’s not the bandwidth to the orbiters that are the bottleneck it’s the speed of light. Remember that MSL launched in 2011 so it was speced with tech from the early 2000s (first funded in 2002). Due to the evolution of technology, those speeds make sense. But still are impressive.

if you’re interested in the history of NASA funding this is a good resource:

Link to Planetary Radio

Heres’s a link to a bunch of great space sites: OneTab shared tabs

Here’s the first panorama:

I tried to post it directly but the forum doesn’t support TIF files.

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