This frame from a video shows an engineering test for NASA's Curiosity rover. During the test, the clear dust covers on the Hazard-Avoidance cameras were popped off.
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Popping the Lid off Curiosity's Hazard Cameras

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This video shows an engineering test for NASA's Curiosity rover, which took place during Assembly, Test and Launch Operations (ATLO), a project phase that occurs when all components are integrated, tested and launched. During the test shown here in slow motion, the clear dust covers on the Hazard-Avoidance cameras were popped off.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, manages the Mars Science Laboratory mission for the NASA Science Mission Directorate, Washington.

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ID#:
PIA15961

Date added:
2012-08-03

Target:
Mars

Mission:
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)

Spacecraft:
Curiosity

Instruments:
Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)

Size:
676 x 677 pixels (width x height)

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2,305

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech