31 Mar '17, 10pm

Video Friday: Robot Tentacle, Mars Flyer, and Destructive Drone Competition

This visualisation presents a 360º view of the ExoMars 2020 rover. The 310 kg rover will traverse the martian landscape on six wheels. It will be the first rover capable of drilling down 2 m, where ancient biomarkers may still be preserved from the harsh radiation environment on the surface. The drill is housed in the large grey box at the front of the rover. Navigation cameras (at the top of the mast) and ‘localisation’ cameras (at the base of the mast) are used to determine where the rover is and where it will move. Power is supplied to the rover by solar panels. These are folded during the journey to Mars and opened once the rover is on the surface.

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