On February 18th, 2021 at 9.55 pm Swiss time, NASA landed the Perseverance rover on Mars. It touched down as planned in the Jezero Crater which was flooded with water some three billion years ago. Its mission is to search for signs of ancient microbial life.
The rover has a drill and storage unit to collect samples of Martian rock and soil as well as a small Mars helicopter to test motor flying in the thin Mars atmosphere. Both are moving with ultra reliable electric drives made by maxon.
We congratulate maxon, our client of long standing, for contributing to this amazing and demanding mission. The maxon components are critical to the success of the whole mission. Scholtysik supported maxon communications in various tasks such as concept work, developing ad series, visitor communication or the Mars badge.