Mastcam-Z Cameras

High resolution multi-color stereo zoom cameras for the NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance rover

The Cameras
Mastcam-Z camera
Mars Images

Mastcam-Z Photos and Panoramas from the Mars rover Perseverance landing site in Jezero crater

Mars Images
Jezero Crater
The Team

Meet the scientists, engineers, and students who designed, built, tested, and operate the Mastcam-Z cameras

The Team
Mastcam-Z cameras

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The NASA Mars 2020 mission’s Perseverance rover will land on Mars on February 18, 2021. The landing site is within a 50 km (30 mile) wide impact crater named Jezero, which shows evidence — including a beautiful preserved delta — of having been a water-filled crater lake early in Mars history. Perseverance will land near that delta and Mastcam-Z imaging will help the rover team search there for evidence of ancient life on Mars.

Learn about Mars images

Mastcam-Z team

Mastcam-Z Team Photo

The Mastcam-Z team includes around 100 scientists, engineers, technicians, managers, administrators, and students, many of whom have been working on the design, building, testing, and operations planning for the cameras since we were selected by NASA in 2014. Some members of the team have decades of experience in NASA deep space robotic missions and others are brand new, but all of us are super excited about taking pictures on Mars with Mastcam-Z!

Meet the team