85511
ESA Mars Rover Undergoing Final Tests
ESA Mars Rover Undergoing Final Tests

ESA Mars Rover Undergoing Final Tests

ESA Mars Rover Undergoing Final Tests

The European Space Agency’s mission to search for life on Mars has reached an important milestone with its six-wheeled surface rover prototype expected to head to the red planet in 2020. Built by Airbus Defense and Space just north of London in Stevenage, Britain’s unlikely “Space City”, the so-called Structural Thermal Model is being packed off to Toulouse, France, for a raft of tests to ensure the real ExoMars Rover handles anything the red planet can throw at it, reported Business Day. If the 2020 mission goes to plan it would be Europe’s first rover on Mars, following several successful NASA landings. Europe’s last attempt to land a rover vehicle on the surface of Mars ended in disappointment in 2016 when Schiaparelli span out of control and slammed into the red sand. The ESA rover will be more sophisticated though, featuring a 2m exploration drill and an autonomous navigation system. Data sent back from the ESA’s Mars Express satellite are helping scientists choose the most suitable landing site.

Short URL : https://goo.gl/Us1ziv
  1. https://goo.gl/ojj9BN
  • https://goo.gl/4Z2shR
  • https://goo.gl/UK7Wex
  • https://goo.gl/qbkaYo
  • https://goo.gl/SeMELq

You can also read ...

Asian and European economic support for Iran offers the potential to improve existing alternative international trade links and develop new links.
While American President Donald Trump has withdrawn from the...
1st USD Rate Hike After Unification
For the first time after the government decided to unify the...
Uber Chief Product Officer to Leave
Uber Technologies Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden is leaving...
Tesla Model 3
Elon Musk’s Model 3, once touted as Tesla’s $35,000 car for...
The number of foreign students enrolled in Iranian universities increased by 19% in the last Iranian year (ended March 20, 2018) compared to the year before.
Currently, some 55,000 foreign students are studying in...
Iranians’ per capita honey consumption is 1 kilogram per year, while it is around 200 grams in other countries.
Iran has made noticeable progress in honey production, as it...
Efforts Underway to Unblock Iranian Accounts in Georgia
Efforts are underway to unblock some bank accounts belonging...
HSA is aimed at promoting homeownership among young couples.
The idea of tapping into the reserves of the National...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints

Trending

Googleplus