Stephen Kroese

Flight Software Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

2pm EST, Saturday February 20th

Perseverance Through Adversity

This talk will cover how flight software is developed, tested, uplinked, and executed on the Mars Rover, and how the JPL flight software team persevered though a pandemic, forest fires, and other tribulations to successfully launch Perseverance to Mars. Included will be a high level overview of the spacecraft architecture and a summary of how telemetry and scientific data is managed. From an operations standpoint, we will look at a "Sol" in the life of a Mars Rover. There will be some little known "fun facts" about Perseverance and time for questions at the end.

Stephen Kroese