• Question: Were you involved with programming or making the perseverance which landed in February

    Asked by Jamie.w12 to Mike on 4 Mar 2021.
    • Photo: Mike Hinchey

      Mike Hinchey answered on 4 Mar 2021:

      Not with Perseverance but with the other rovers, and the base technology is the same, just improved. Most missions are in the planning process for 20-30 years, even if the public only know about them when they’re going to launch, so quite often the same base technology is used, but with the most recent advances. That’s why software is so important. As it can be sent up last, the latest advances can be included.