NASA: Mars Rover’s persistence in ‘safe mode’ after launch, but should recover

NASA is celebrating the launch of its most advanced Mars Rover reported today (July 30), even as engineers tackle a glitch that left the spacecraft in a protective “safe mode” immediately after liftoff.

The mars 2020 Fortitude Rover The Atlas V rocket in space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida departed towards the Red Planet at 7:50 pm EDT (1150 GMT). NASA officials said the rover experienced minor communications and temperature disturbances after the launch, but the issue is not expected to damage the mission.

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