Mars 2020 Will Be Able to Phone Home
The place: Spacecraft Assembly Facility High Bay 1 clean room at JPL.
The date: April 19, 2019.
Mars 2020 engineers and technicians working to prepare the high-gain antenna for installation on the rover’s equipment deck. This antenna will be articulated so that it can point directly at Earth in order to uplink or downlink data and instructions.
JPL is working hard to complete construction of the Mars 2020 rover for the NASA Science Mission Directorate. JPL will also manage the operations of the rover once it lands on the Red Planet’s surface.
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