Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Mast Camera (Mastcam)

The Mast Camera 34 mm fixed focal length flight camera head.     The Mast Camera 100 mm fixed focal length flight camera head.

The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Mast Camera (Mastcam) system will obtain color, multispectral color, stereo, and high definition video views of the terrain explored by MSL. At the left is the Mastcam 34 mm fixed focal length camera head; at the right is the Mastcam 100 mm fixed focal length camera head. In 2010, MSSS also developed a pair of Mastcams with zoom lens capabilities, but NASA halted work on these cameras in March 2011.

 

Launch: 

26 November 2011

Landing: 

5 August 2012

Camera Status:

Fully Operational, Aboard Curiosity Rover on the Surface of Mars

 

News and Events

Pre-Launch Images

Science Objectives

Instrument Description

Science Team

Reference Material

 

NASA/JPL Mars Exploration Home Page NASA/JPL Mars Science Laboratory Home Page