Mars 2020 engineers and technicians installed the high-gain antenna on the rover's equipment deck in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility's High Bay 1 clean room at JPL.

May 3, 2019

Mars 2020 engineers and technicians prepare the high-gain antenna for installation on the rover's equipment deck. The antenna is articulated so it can point itself directly at Earth to uplink or downlink data.

The image was taken on April 19, 2019, in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility's High Bay 1 clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, California.

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/.

Credit

NASA/JPL-Caltech

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