Another Phytron stepper motor on Mars
With the landing of the rover Perseverance, the fifth stepper motor from Phytron GmbH is active on Mars. It is part of the SuperCam instrument, which uses a camera, laser and spectrometer to analyze the chemical composition of stones and soil material. See the SuperCam Autofocus Mechanism document for more details or visit the NASA Website for an animated video to see how the SuperCam works.
NASA and ESA have previously relied on our stepper motors in the InSight Lander and Curiosity missions.
We are proud to be a small cog in the support of space missions.