March 23, 2021

Last month, the world celebrated with NASA as the MARS2020 Perseverance Rover completed its nearly six-month and 300-million-mile journey to reach the Red Planet. CAES is infinitely proud of our contributions to this historic mission to search the surface of Mars for signs of microbial life and gain a better understanding of the planet’s geology.

CAES is infinitely proud of our contributions to this historic mission to search the surface of Mars for signs of microbial life and gain a better understanding of the planet’s geology. The following outlines how some of CAES’ radiation hardened microelectronics and motion control products are supporting the mission.

Here is the graphical representation of where CAES’ parts are supporting the MARS2020 Perseverance Rover.

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Perseverance Rover Graphic

Figure 1: Image courtesy of NASA (Instruments - NASA Mars).

 

Over the next few years, the rover will continue to explore the Jezero Crater region of Mars and collect samples that NASA hopes will be able to return to the U.S. In the meantime, CAES will continue to follow the MARS2020 mission and remain tightly coupled with NASA to ensure optimal operation of our products on this mission.