NASA's Curiosity rover aims to get its rhythm back

Pasadena CA (JPL) May 18, 2018 NASA's Curiosity rover could soon be drilling rocks on Mars again. Engineers have been working for the past year to restore the rover's full drilling capabilities, which were hampered in 2016 due to a mechanical problem. Later this weekend, they'll be adding percussion to a new technique already in use on Mars. This new technique is called Feed Extended Drilling, or FED. It lets Curiosity

NASA's Curiosity rover aims to get its rhythm back

NASA's Curiosity rover could soon be drilling rocks on Mars again.

Fri 18 May 18 from Phys.org

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Back in Action? Mars Rover Curiosity to Test New Drilling Technique Saturday

A mechanical problem knocked Curiosity's drill out of commission in late 2016. Mission team members have been studying ways to get the drill back online ever since, and they plan to test a promising ...

Fri 18 May 18 from SPACE.com

NASA engineers teach Mars rover Curiosity to drill again

Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are preparing to add percussion to an improvised drill method already being used by the Curiosity rover on Mars.

Fri 18 May 18 from UPI

NASA engineers teach Mars rover Curiosity to drill again, Mon 21 May 18 from SpaceDaily

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