Optimax Lenses on Mars Rover

Optimax Systems Inc. provided the lenses that were used by the Mars rover Curiosity to take its first images of the red planet.

Optimax Systems Inc., (U.S.A.), a corporate member of OSA, provided the lenses that were used by the Mars rover Curiosity to take its first images of the red planet. Some of the lenses are about the size of a dime, which is significantly smaller than the optics Optimax usually makes. One is located on the rover’s articulating arm and can see items about half the thickness of human hair. Optimax, located in Ontario, N.Y., U.S.A., provides rapid prototyping of precision optical components.

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Optimax Lenses on Mars Rover

Optimax Systems Inc. provided the lenses that were used by the Mars rover Curiosity to take its first images of the red planet.

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