Tag Archives: Mars 2020 Rover

NASA Tests Mars Rover Navigation System Aboard Masten Space Systems-Built Rocket

NASA has tested the future Mars rover’s camera-based navigation system aboard a rocket-powered test platform built by Masten Space Systems. The agency said Tuesday Xombie carried a prototype of the Mars 2020 rover’s Lander Vision System 1,066 feet into the air to perform a precise landing at a predesignated target. LVS works to direct a spacecraft to …

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Space Systems Loral Division to Construct Camera Focus Mechanisms for NASA Mars 2020 Rover

A division of Space Systems Loral will design and build camera focus mechanisms for NASA and a program teammate to use on one of the space agency’s Mars exploration instruments. MDA US Systems developed the focus mechanism for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory partner Malin Space Systems to be integrated on the Mars 2020 Rover instrument, SSL said Friday. Malin …

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