Jan 15

The February 2021 Mars Arrivals Preview

8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Online
The February 2021 Mars Arrivals Preview

Senior Lecturer Jim Mahon/Associate Lecturer Sarah Vincent

With three spacecraft scheduled to depart Earth for Mars in July 2020, we will hopefully see three new arrivals — two orbital insertions and one direct atmospheric entry — in February 2021. We will review what to expect from these three spacecraft — a Chinese orbiter bearing a lander for later release, an orbiter from the United Arab Emirates, and NASA’s Perseverance Rover — and bring you up to date on critical news and mission timelines.


Drescher Planetarium