Image taken on June 21, 2019, Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
In Pasadena, California, the main robot arm will be installed on the Mars 2020 Rover. (ON
A smaller arm for Mars samples will also be installed in the Rover.)
The main arm contains five electric motors and five joints (known as
Shoulder – azimuth – joint, shoulder – elevation joint, elbow joint, wrist and
Revolver joint). With a length of 2.1 meters, the arm allows the
Rover would work as a human geologist by holding and using scientific tools
with his tower, which is essentially his "hand".
to help our Roverarm installation team, "said Ryan van
Schilifgaarde, a support engineer at JPL for the Mars 2020 assembly. "You
made an extremely complicated operation easy. We are looking forward to more
from the same, when the arm will receive its tower in the next few weeks. "
The rover's tower
These include high-resolution cameras, scientific instruments and a percussion drill
and gutting mechanism. These tools are used to analyze and collect samples
Mars rock and earth cached at the surface to
Earth through a future mission.
Mars 2020 is launched by the Cape Canaveral Air Force
Station in Florida in July 2020. It will land at Jezero Crater on February 1
Is charged with a return
Astronauts to the Moon by 2024, Artemis lunar research plans of NASA
will build a permanent human presence on and around the Moon until 2028
I will use what we learn on the Moon to prepare for sending astronauts to Mars.
JPL builds and becomes
Manage the operation of the Mars 2020 Rover for the NASA Science Mission Directorate
at the agency's headquarters in Washington.
If you want to send your name to Mars with NASA 2020, you can do so until
September 30, 2019. Add your name to the list and receive a boarding pass with souvenirs
to Mars here:
More information about
The mission can be found at:
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