Dec 5, 2019

Mars rover aims to grab a piece of history

The Airbus team is training a prototype rover to recognise and pick up small cylinders off the ground. Engineers have got a dummy rover practising the business of retrieving packaged rock samples. They have just completed construction of Esa's ExoMars Rosalind Franklin rover, which will be heading to Mars in July on a separate mission. These include a satellite to carry the samples from Mars orbit back to Earth. NASA-JPL/CALTECH. America has already funded and built next year's rover which will be sent to find the rock samples.

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