Crane Aerospace & Electronics has recently been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to supply power converters for the Mars 2020 mission. The contract was awarded by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif.
It's not easy to simulate millions of miles electronically, but that's what engineers did recently as they tested the all-important communications system the MAVEN spacecraft will use to relay its study results from Mars orbit to Earth-bound researchers.
Delta Microwave, a supplier of amplifiers, filters, filter/amplifiers, multiplexers, and integrated microwave assemblies would like to congratulate the NASA/JPL team on the August 6, 2012 landing of the Mars Science Laboratory.
Linear Technology Corp., a leading supplier of high performance analog integrated circuits, announced that its products are playing a key role in the Mars rover launched by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Linear Technology’s high performance analog semiconductors are used in the Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity) rover to enable collection of vast amounts of data, including detailed visual images of the Martian landscape and precise readings to assist scientists in assessing the geology and history of Mars.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics congratulates National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on the successful landing of Curiosity on the Gale Crater, Mars, with InterpointTM dc-dc converter and EMI filter modules on board. Curiosity’s goal is not to find Martian life, but rather to seek out carbon-based organic compounds that are the building blocks of life, and then to determine whether the Gale Crater landing site was ever suitable for creatures. The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on November 26, 2011 via an Atlas V rocket.