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 http://marsandme.blogspot.ca. Or, if you’d prefer one of the best bits of documentation on real Mars rovers head here instead: http://marsandme.blogspot.ca (or is that http://marsandme.blogspot.com 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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