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Jenoptik’s flight lenses designed for the Mars Rover 2020 mission have been delivered to NASA and will provide the first images that will be sent back to earth in February 2021.
The Jenoptik Light & Optics division team in Jupiter, Fla., has been developing three types of mission critical lenses for use with the Mars Rover’s engineering cameras.
Navigational lenses will capture the first live video footage from the mission as the rover autonomously explores the surface of Mars.
A selection of the 23 cameras on NASA’s 2020 Mars rover. Many are improved versions of the cameras on the Curiosity rover, with a few new additions. Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech.
Hazard avoidance lenses will provide images that will…