With the help of Vishay, NASA’s Perseverance Rover landed on Mars in February 2021 and continued NASA’s mission to explore the Jezero Crater and investigate more about the geology, climate and habitat of Mars. How did the brand contribute to NASA’s fifth successful rover landing?
Vishay Intertechnology, is a global manufacturer of electronic components and related products. The company was founded in 1962 by Dr. Felix Zandman, and is headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States.
Vishay operates in the field of passive electronic components, semiconductors, and discrete components. The brand offers a wide range of products that cater to various industries and applications, including automotive, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial equipment, aerospace, and more.
The focus in this article is on the last category – aerospace – as Vishay provided some of the components for the Mars rover mission.
Vishay Components Used in the Mars Rover
On 18th of February, 2021, NASA for the fifth time landed on Mars with its Perseverance Rover. It was part of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, which aimed to investigate the Red Planet’s habitability, search for signs of ancient microbial life, collect and store samples for potential return to Earth, and pave the way for future human missions.
The Perseverance Rover, like any sophisticated spacecraft, incorporates a wide range of electronic components, including inductors, capacitors, resistors, and other components. These components are crucial for the rover’s various systems and instruments to function properly in the challenging environment of Mars.
Vishay as a well-known manufacturer of electronic components and passive components has supplied some of its articles for the successful landing of the Mars Rover. Watch the video below to learn more about Vishay on Mars.
As Vishay continues to innovate and refine its product offerings, it remains at the forefront of technological advancements, enabling the realisation of remarkable feats like the Mars Rover mission. Below we present some of Vishay’s range of components and on what technologies the brand mainly focuses on.
Vishay’s Components Portfolio
With a diverse portfolio of electronic components including resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, and more, Vishay’s offerings have consistently met the demanding requirements of modern technology by, following the brand’s motto, building the DNA of tech.
These components, designed with precision and reliability, are crucial building blocks in the development of cutting-edge innovations across various industries, enabling the next level of automation in factories, the electrification of vehicles, 5G networks, IoT connections and more.
By delivering dependable and high-performance components, Vishay empowers technological advancements that push the boundaries of exploration, science, and discovery.