Sunday, August 3, 2014

Mars 2020 Rover Instrumentation

This diagram shows components of the investigations payload for NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission.

Mars 2020 is a mission concept that NASA announced in late 2012 to re-use the basic engineering of Mars Science Laboratory to send a different rover to Mars, with new objectives and instruments, launching in 2020.

Image credit: NASA

Note: For more information, see PIA18406: X-Ray Instrument for Mars 2020 Rover is PIXL, PIA18407: Ultraviolet Instrument for Mars 2020 Rover is SHERLOC, Mars 2020 Rover's PIXL to Focus X-Rays on Tiny Targets, and SHERLOC to Micro-Map Mars Minerals and Carbon Rings.

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