A New Coat of Paint
The masking team at nasr's jet propulsion laboratory in california measures success in millimeters this this is innovation now bringing you stories behind the ideas that shave our future as the j._p._l. Team prep the chassis of the mars twenty twenty rover for painting meaning. They had only one goal in mind to get the rover as close to perfect as possible to do that. More than six hundred pieces of masking asking tape precisely measured by a computer controlled cutter were carefully applied by hand to protect places on the chassis that cannot be painted to prevent any chance of corrosion or oxidation the paint team had only six hours once the sanding began to complete the entire your priming and painting process after painting. The chassis was cooked in a vacuum oven for three days to harden the paint and bake out any unwanted contaminants attachments. The rover chassis was then wrapped in sterile anti-static film and sent to j._p._l.'s spacecraft assembly facility where it now weights cloaked in a shiny new coat of paint to take its place in exploration history for innovation now. I'm jennifer pulley. Innovation now is produced reduced by the national institute of aerospace through collaboration with nasa and is distributed by w h._r. v.