NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover lives up to its name by enduring a series of tests to prepare for its journey to the Red Planet. Tests for the mission were performed between September and December of 2019 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.

This video highlights the following tests:

Spin test
Shake test
Mobility deployment test
Rover's first unassisted stand
Solar test
Thermal vacuum test
Sample caching test
Drive test

The launch period for the Perseverance rover opens July 17, 2020. It will land on Mars February 18, 2021.

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Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


Testing the Perseverance Rover

The following tests took place between September and December 2019

Spin Test

Shake Test

Mobility Deployment Test

Rover's First Unassisted Stand

Solar Test

Thermal Vacuum Test

Sample Caching Test

Drive Test

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

California Institute of Technology

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