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Computer swap on Curiosity rover

(Phys.org) —The ground team for NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has switched the rover to a redundant onboard computer in response to a memory issue on the computer that had been active.

dateMar 01, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Preparatory drill test performed on Mars

(Phys.org)—The drill on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used both percussion and rotation to bore about 0.8 inch (2 centimeters) into a rock on Mars and generate cuttings for evaluation in advance of the rover's ...

dateFeb 07, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Helicopter drones on Mars

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently announced that it is developing a small drone helicopter to scout the way for future Mars rovers. Why would Mars rovers need such a robotic guide? The answer is that ...

dateMar 18, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Image: Astronaut meets Eurobot

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen is preparing for his 10-day flight to the International Space Station in September that will see him testing many new technologies. He met the Eurobot rover at ESA's technical ...

dateMar 12, 2015 in Space Exploration
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