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Don Heyer

Digital Design Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Don Heyer is a Digital Design Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is the Cognizant Engineer for the Digital Electronics Assembly on the Terminal Descent Sensor for the Mars 2020 rover.

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Anatomy of a Rover—Getting Down to Mars

It takes a lot of terrific components to create a successful spacecraft like Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory. We’ll visit JPL to learn about the Terminal Descent Sensor radar that will once again help land a rover on the Red Planet.