Image sensor

The first colour image, captured by a CMV20000 sensor, to be sent back by the hazard cameras on the Perseverance rover after its landing on Mars on 18 February. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

The sensor stories behind the Mars Perseverance images

Greg Blackman speaks to Guy Meynants, formerly of Cmosis, and Paul Jerram, of Teledyne e2v, about the history of the image sensors onboard the Mars rover

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Mars rover to study Red Planet with advanced imaging

The Perseverance rover contains 19 cameras, including seven scientific instruments. It will analyse the climate and geology of Mars, looking for signs of past life, as well as monitoring the Martian atmosphere

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