August 10, 2022

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Persistent Martian rover wind sensor damaged by gravel

Persistent Martian rover wind sensor damaged by gravel

It turns out that Mars can be a very windy place.

The perseverance rover It landed on the Red Planet in February 2021 carrying, among other instruments, a dubbed weather station Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyst (MEDA). This instrument includes two wind sensors that measure speed and direction, among many other sensors that provide weather measures such as humidity, radiation, and air temperature.

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