A long rectangular shape with a stylized rover and the words “Mars 2020” written across it, and a small string of 17 characters along the right side

April 02, 2021

This artwork is etched onto a titanium plate mounted on the upper section of the Mars Perseverance rover’s 7-foot robotic arm. Mars 2020 is the official name of the mission, named for its launch year. Along the right-hand edge of this plate is the first-ever off-planet Product Identification Number, or PIN, similar to the unique Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) commonly found on cars and trucks on Earth. Learn more about how to decode the PIN number.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California built and manages operations of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover for NASA.

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




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