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LAUNCH OF MARS PERSEVERANCE ROVER, July 30, 2020, CCAFS, 7:50 am ET

(NASA TV begins 7:00 am ET)

Update, July 12:  The JPL website for Perseverance lists launch time on July 30 as 7:50 am ET.  The launch window is two hours long.

NASA TV coverage begins at 7:50 pm ET.  A number of NASA briefings are planned before the launch and are listed on JPL’s website.

Update, June 30:  The launch has slipped again, to July 30.

Update, June 24:  The launch date has slipped to July 22 at 9:30 am ET due to ground support equipment issues.

Original Entry: The launch of NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover (formerly Mars 2020) is currently scheduled for July 20, 2020, a three day slip from the original date (July 17) because of a processing issue for the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket (the crane needed to lift the rocket onto its transporter broke).

The launch window officially is open through August 11, although a NASA official said that additional analysis suggests it could remain open through August 15.

The Atlas V launch will take place from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), Florida.

 

Details

Date:
July 30
Time:
6:00 am - 11:00 pm