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"NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover is taking off on July 30, 2020 for a seven-month journey to the mysterious Red Planet. It is planned to touch down on February 18, 2021.

To gain some insights into the soundscape in the Martian atmosphere, the Mars 2020 Rover will be outfitted with audio equipment from DPA Microphones. For most of the journey, the audio equipment will be dormant but once the Rover reaches the Martian atmosphere, the mics will allow Earth to experience the sounds of the descent."

 

I wonder... how's the range on that wireless...? lol

 

Link to full article:

 

https://www.dpamicrophones.com/nasa?utm_medium=email&utm_source=mailchimp&utm_campaign=rover-launch&utm_term=subscribers&utm_content=button&ct=t(WW-NASA-4006-launch-July-29)&mc_cid=c22dbb7214&mc_eid=34f267384f

 

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NASA chose well to maximize small size while keep quality high.

Wonder what they're doing for environmental/wind protection of the mics?

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I'm surprised they didn't consult -us- before they decided on what mics to use on a space mission! I mean I'd give the advice to rent a local sound mixer or MKH mics... 

 

Jokes aside: AWESOME! 

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19 hours ago, IronFilm said:

NASA chose well to maximize small size while keep quality high.

Wonder what they're doing for environmental/wind protection of the mics?

 

I guess that nothing special, the membranes of these mics are made from nickel and tested in factory at 150 Cº for aging 

 

https://www.bksv.com/media/doc/Bp0100.pdf


 

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