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Mars 2020 Rover Getting High-Def Camera Kits Installed

Next year, NASA’s Mars 2020 rover will begin its journey to the Red Planet to look for signs of habitable conditions and microbial life.

In preparation for its launch, engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California installed two high-definition cameras to the robotic explorer.

In a recent photo taken from the Spacecraft Assembly Facility’s High Bay 1 at JPL, engineers can be seen reinstalling the cover of the rover’s remote sensing mast or RSM. The RSM, which will be one of the first scientific instruments to be deployed when the rover touches down at Jezero Crater, was integrated with two Mastcam-Z high-definition cameras. The RSM and the high-definition cameras were later added to the rover’s deck.

Mars 2020 Rover Receives High-Definition Cameras

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