Images of EDL Debris

Wed, 03 Aug 2022 04:47:18 GMT
Space Daily

Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 03, 2022 When Perseverance landed on Mars on February 18, 2021 the entry...

Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 03, 2022 When Perseverance landed on Mars on February 18, 2021 the entry, descent, and landing (EDL) hardware was discarded onto the surface at a safe distance away from the rover. Some of that EDL hardware was later imaged by Perseverance and Ingenuity. For example on Sol 414 (April 19, 2022), the Ingenuity helicopter returned a detailed color image of the discarded parachute and backshell located