PIA24426: Animation: How Perseverance's SuperCam Works
 Mission:  Mars 2020 Rover
 Spacecraft:  Perseverance
 Instrument:  SuperCam 
 Product Size:  1920 x 1080 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
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This narrated animation shows NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars and how the rover's SuperCam laser instrument works.

SuperCam is led by Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, where the instrument's Body Unit was developed. That part of the instrument includes several spectrometers, control electronics and software.

The Mast Unit was developed and built by several laboratories of the CNRS (French research center) and French universities under the contracting authority of CNES (French space agency). Calibration targets on the rover deck are provided by Spain's University of Valladolid.

JPL is building and will manage operations of the Mars 2020 rover for the NASA Science Mission Directorate at the agency's headquarters in Washington.

For more information about the mission, go to https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-CALTECH/CNES/CNRS/LANL

Image Addition Date:
2021-02-16