NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, also known as the Curiosity Mars rover, is a huge six-wheeled robot the size of a small car. The nuclear-powered rover won't land using rockets or airbags like past Mars missions. Instead, NASA has built a rocket-propelled
This view of the three left wheels of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines two images that were taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager on September the day of Curiosity's work on Mars. In the distance is the lower slope of Mount Sharp.
Fig. 4. Flight rover Spirit of Mars Exploration Rover missions (Image Courtesy: NASA/JPL/Caltech) Enabling motion with wheels are not only limited to JPL rover applications. Studies from other space agencies such as ESA, JAXA also propose wheels (Roe et al., 2008; Kubota et al., 2005). This was evident during the early project phases of ExoMars and SELENE-II missions. However, unlike the rocker-bogie, these rovers differ in their system configuration. ExoMars employs longitudinal and…
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