Mars//Rover robotics 2020

When Perseverance lands on Mars in February 2021, it will begin searching for signs of livable conditions and microbial life from the ancient past. As Perseverance explores, the Maxar-built Sample Handling Assembly robotic arm will manipulate, assess, encapsulate, store and release collected Martian soil and rock samples.

The Maxar-built camera focus system, part of the SHERLOC instrument and WATSON imager, will support this effort by enabling Perseverance to identify promising samples on the surface of Mars. A future mission could potentially return collected samples to Earth.

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