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Did the Curiosity and Perseverance rover brains do the driving from Earth to Mars?

This interesting answer to Why did NASA intentionally crash-land the Curiosity and Perseverance sky cranes on Mars? leads me to wonder if the Curiosity and Perseverance rover computers were in charge ...
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When the Mars 2020 and Mars Science Laboratory missions were in deep space, what antennas did they have to communicate with Earth?

This thorough answer to Did the Curiosity and Perseverance rover brains do the driving from Earth to Mars? explains that during deep space flight the rovers' computers were doing most of the thinking ...
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Why didn't Ingenuity (helicopter) deploy immediately right after rover landing?

Part of NASA's Mars 2020 mission, Ingenuity is planned for deployment in April 2021, about 60 days after landing with the rover Perseverance in the crater Jezero at Octavia E. Butler Landing on 18 ...