Category: Rover

MSL RTG Placement

Posted on December 13, 2014

I was contemplating adding an arm to the front of the rover the other day. Some back of an envelope math: a smallish arm (under a meter long), able to reach to the ground a bit ahead of the body (in view of the mast cameras) = quite a torque on the suspension differential when […]

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Light reading?

Posted on October 18, 2014

If you want some terrific entertainment, head over to Or, if you’d prefer one of the best bits of documentation on real Mars rovers head here instead: (or is that in the USA?) I’m not joking, that’s the blog of Scott Maxwell, one of the MER Rover Planners, or ‘Rover Drivers’. He intentionally delayed it 5 […]

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