Sierra Lobo Contributes to Mars 2020 EDL Camera Effort

Sierra Lobo Contributes to

Mars 2020 EDL Camera Effort

Pictured Above: This high-resolution still image is part of a video taken by several cameras as NASA’s Perseverance rover touched down on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. A camera aboard the descent stage captured this shot. The Mars 2020 mission is part of a larger program that includes missions to the Moon as a way to prepare for human exploration of the Red Planet. JPL, which is managed for NASA by Caltech in Pasadena, California, built and manages operations of the Perseverance and Curiosity rovers. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Sierra Lobo congratulates NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on the successful historic Mars landing of the Perseverance Rover. We are proud of our association and contributions to JPL on this mission. 

As we anticipate answers in our search for signs of life on Mars, we are captivated by the awe-inspiring videos of the landing captured by the Rover’s Entry, Descent, and Landing Cameras (EDLCAM). 

As a member of the EDLCAM team, Sierra Lobo engineer Violet Malyan designed the EDLCAM imager brackets, the EDLCAM Data Storage Unit (DSU) chassis and brackets, and the EDLCAM microphone capsule bracket/housing. Ms. Malyan performed structural analyses on these designs to ensure mechanical integrity during the expected loads on the Rover’s journey to Mars. Ms. Malyan generated flight drawings for these units and supervised the fabrication and delivery of the fight parts to JPL.

America’s perseverance in ingenuity, technology, science, and engineering leads the world to embark upon broader explorations, including efforts for long-term expeditions to Mars. As we continue to build on present and past successes, this is an historic milestone for JPL in American history.