NASA shared an audio Of 60 seconds captured on October 19 by one of the microphones of the Perseverance rover, meanwhile conducting an interplanetary flight on its way to Mars.
The track “Interplanetary Sounds of the Perseverance Rover “ Can be heard in SoundCloud And, in fact, it picks up the subtle sounds of the operation of the mechanisms of the ‘rover’ itself.
Because sound waves do not travel almost in open space, but they travel well over solid objects, NASA needs microphones to monitor the rover’s machinery. Normally, the ‘rover’ remains in an inactive state and most of the equipment is off, and it is only activated during the verifications, as it was done on that occasion.
The vehicle has two microphones, one is installed on the supercam camera and the other called EDL It is designed to record the process of entering the atmosphere, descent and landing of the device, scheduled for early next year.
“The microphone we included to hear as it landed on Mars was able to capture the perseverance thermal system, which operates in the vacuum of space through mechanical vibrations.”Explained Dave GruelChief Engineer for the EDL Microphone and Camera Subsystem by March 2020.
“As good as it is to pick up some audio in spacecraft operations in flight, the sound file has a more important meaning. It means that our system is working and ready to record some of the sound and fury of a landing on Mars.“, Noted the specialist.
However, he noted that “Getting well from landing is a good thing, not a necessity. If that does not happen, it’s not at all the discovery mission of the ‘Rover’ in the Jero Crater“,
The US. It. Space agency, launched in July, said pI survey to reach the Martian surface on February 18, 2021, Specifically in the Jezero Crater, an ancient lake of 45 kilometers in diameter. The mission of the new scout vehicle will consist of Look for rocks that contain possible signs of ancient microbial life. In late October, NASA reported that perseverance had completed half its flight to the red planet.
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March 2020 Mission Details