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  1. #351
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    Saw the Nova special on the Mars rover last night. Mind blowing the tech they packed into this thing.


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  2. #352
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    I could see in their faces how proud they are. Damn!

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    nice

  4. #354
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    MSL MCAM 360...can pan in youtube:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX6LEAqUx-E

  5. #355
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    Quote Originally Posted by 406 View Post
    MSL MCAM 360...can pan in youtube:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX6LEAqUx-E
    Oh cool. Going to look this up in my oculus.

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    from last month, I was on vacation, so forgot to post:

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    It's worth checking out the link to see how they plan on ripping off part of the old rover's wheels to keep it running. Seems like a cool project to work on.
    But while the new kids on the block are getting all the attention, spare a thought for the reliable old warhorse which has been plying Gale Crater for the better part of a decade now — Curiosity. NASA has been driving the compact-car-sized rover around Mars for a long time now, long enough to rack up some pretty severe damage to its six highly engineered wheels, thanks to the brutal Martian rocks. But if you think Curiosity will get sidelined as its wheels degrade, think again — the rover’s operators have a plan to continue surface operations that includes ripping off its own wheels if necessary. It’s a complex operation that would require positioning the wheel over a suitable rock and twisting with the steering motor to peel off the outer section of the wheel, leaving a rim to drive around on. JPL has already practiced it, but they predict it won’t be necessary until 2034 or so. Now that’s thinking ahead.
    https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/...to-stay-mobile

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