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As described in The Development of the MSL Guidance, Navigation, and Control System for Entry, Descent, and Landing, the sky crane only has the Terminal Descent Sensor (TDS), which only has a doppler radar and no camera. There are therefore no images of Curiosity during the sky crane operations


MASTCAM-Z uses the KAI-2020 sensor Sensor Data Sheet which can be read out at 18-35 Hz frame rate. The camera has 8 GB of flash memory that can be used to store video before it's trickled over to the rover computer and then scheduled for downlink. NASA Mars 2020 MASTCAM-Z Description. This is not a standard mode for the camera, but it would be possible for ...

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