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Last summer, the Mars 2020 Mission Perseverance Rover successfully launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After many months, Perseverance, a car-size wheeled robot, finally reached its destination Thursday, February 18, 2021, when it landed at Jezero Crater on Mars.
Perseverance Rover then began a mission of at least one Mars year (about 687 Earth days) to search for signs of ancient life and collect samples to send back to Earth.
Ducommun is proud to be a part of NASA's Mars 2020 Mission through innovative technology, manufacturing and engineered products built by our Motion Control Devices Team in Carson, California.
Our skilled and experienced engineers and technicians developed high reliability Resolvers used on the Perseverance Rover that support key functions including sample handling, bit carousel docking assembly and rotor mechanism. See our "Critical Parts for Critical Missions" infographic below for more details.
Ducommun's contribution to this historic mission is a source of great pride for our entire team and adds to our Company's significant Space Heritage including the Juno to Jupiter Mission, the International Space Station (55 resolvers), Curiosity Mars Rover, Cassini, Hubble Space Telescope, Space Shuttle, MILSTAR Satellites (40 resolvers), Hughes Space System Microwave Group and many others.