Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover News

Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover’s Laser Sound from SuperCam

Other than the two acoustic recordings of Mars wind, the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover also sent back audio of the SuperCam’s laser shots during an operation when the SuperCam is firing at rocks on March 2nd, 2021, or the 12th sol. The SuperCam is located on the top of the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover‘s mast. With our 1:2 Peseverance Mars Rover Replica, you can also remotely control the SuperCam and fire its laser light at whatever targets the user wants.

You can hear from the audio there are 29 laser impacts, but actually, the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover‘s SuperCam fired 30 shots. If you listen very carefully, the loudness of every impact is different, and it is from the difference of the intensity of the impacts, scientists can learn valuable information from it.

Although our Perseverance Mars Rover Replica’s SuperCam replica does not actually fire laser shots at the target, nor can it cause any damage, the appearance structure of the Mars Rover Replica’s SuperCam replica will be the same as the real Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover. Since now, thanks to the precious audio from the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover, we can make the same sound effects so the user can simulate the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover‘s operation just like it’s real. If you are interested in our Mars Rover Replica, please check [1:2 Perseverance Mars Rover Replica Design and Building Diary].

This audio was taken when the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover‘s SuperCam is 10 feet (3.1 meters) from the target. With proper software and tools, also with the scientists’ skills and experiences, we can learn the physical structure of the rocks and then learn of information such as how the rock was formed and if there ever were organics inside.