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  1. PERSEVERANCE ROVER- ALL SET TO LIFT-OFF FOR MARS

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    June 30, 2020

    Tuesday 30 June, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Antoine Petit, Chairman & CEO of CNRS, the French national scientific research centre, gave a joint briefing about NASA’s Mars 2020 mission that will be taking the French-U.S. SuperCam instrument on its Perseverance rover to the red planet. The mission is set to launch atop an Atlas V from Cape Canaveral in Florida between 22 July and 11 August.

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  2. Journal de bord du robot Perseverance

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    June 11, 2021

    Mes roues ont rencontré la surface du cratère Jézéro sur Mars le 18 février 2021 (jour terrestre). Mon premier mois martien a filé vite : 31 Sols* d’émerveillement passés à écouter les sons de la planète rouge, à découvrir ses incroyables paysages grâce à mes caméras couleur très haute définition, à vérifier la bonne santé de tous mes systèmes et à prendre mes premières mesures scientifiques. Après 20 premiers Sols de travail dense et acharné, j’ai décidé de vous raconter mon essor. Bienvenue dans mon journal de bord ! * 1 Sol est un jour martien, qui dure 24h37min22,663s

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  4. MARS 2020 MISSION- PERSEVERANCE ROVER LANDS SUCCESSFULLY CARRYING FRENCH SUPERCAM INSTRUMENT

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    February 18, 2021

    Thursday 18 February, the Perseverance rover, carrying a suite of seven instruments including the French SuperCam, a greatly enhanced version of the ChemCam instrument already operating on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover since August 2012, set down in Jezero Crater, an impact basin 45 kilometres across, home to an ancient river delta that flowed 3½ billion years ago into a lake.

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  5. SuperCam and its super sensors

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    March 31, 2021

    The French Space Agency (CNES) has reported the first images obtained on Mars using the Remote Micro-Imager (RMI) of the SuperCam instrument (the French contribution to NASA JPL PERSEVERANCE Rover) during the CNES Press Conference. The instrument provides high resolution (<70 µrad per pixel) color images for planetologists.

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  6. MARS 2020 MISSION- WATCH THE LANDING OF THE PERSEVERANCE ROVER AND ITS FRENCH SUPERCAM INSTRUMENT LIVE

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    February 9, 2021

    Thursday 18 February, just before 10:00 p.m. CET, the Perseverance rover will set down in Jezero Crater, an impact basin 45 kilometres across, home to an ancient river delta that flowed 3½ billion years ago into a lake—a site that could have preserved fossil traces of past life.

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  8. CNESMAG 69- Mars, the New Frontier

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    July 18, 2016

    Drawing on the in-depth knowledge of Mars gleaned from the exceptional Mars Express, Curiosity, MAVEN, ExoMars, InSight and Mars 2020 missions, France, CNES and our scientific community will be at the forefront of this new saga of the modern age—to conquer what is fast becoming THE new frontier for all of humankind.

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