The mission is supposed to lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida aboard the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.
One of the key tasks for Perseverance is to drill up to 39 rock cores that look interesting enough to merit additional scrutiny on Earth.
China's Tianwen-1 Mars mission: Science objectives, instruments on the first-of-its-kind tech demo to the Red Planet
If successful,Tianwen-1 will be signified as a major technical breakthrough in interplanetary mission technology.
The lander and rover will perform a soft landing on Utopia Planitia, around two to three months after it arrives to Mars.
China launches first Tianwen-1 orbiter-lander-rover mission to Mars today; CNSA yet to confirm success
The launch is an open secret, with CNSA not particularly hiding the relevant information but not being very forthcoming with it either.
Despite being the third-richest country in the world, the UAE’s scientific and engineering community is still small.
UAE's Hope probe to Mars launch further delayed due to bad weather in Japan; will attempt to launch between 20-22 July
The weather delaying launch isn't expected to be severe or lasting, according to the ops team, which is confident of making the current launch window.