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Planned Rover Test to Run a Week or More

(PhysOrg.com) -- Mars rover team members are planning a long-duration experiment with the test rover at JPL beginning next week. This test will check whether favorable motion seen in earlier tests can be sustained to gain ...

dateAug 14, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Free Spirit Testing Nearing Completion

Mars rover engineers at JPL are winding down testing of different escape maneuvers using a test rover in a sand box filled with soil to mimic the Martian surface. It is possible that in early August the first extraction attempts ...

dateJul 31, 2009 in Space Exploration
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