Author Topic: Mars 2020 rover receives upgraded eyesight for tricky skycrane landing  (Read 2093 times)


Offline redliox

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The upgrades with the cameras and wheels somewhat expected, but nonetheless good they wanted to improve upon Curiosity (especially the wheels).  The 2 items I'm the most curious on (3 if you count MOXIE I suppose) are the helicopter drone and landing site selection, I want to hear more on them although I expect the landing sites will be mentioned another day.
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The upgrades with the cameras and wheels somewhat expected, but nonetheless good they wanted to improve upon Curiosity (especially the wheels).  The 2 items I'm the most curious on (3 if you count MOXIE I suppose) are the helicopter drone and landing site selection, I want to hear more on them although I expect the landing sites will be mentioned another day.

The 3rd workshop is in February.  I expect they will narrow the candidates down to 2-4 sites. The final selection will probably be made on the 4th workshop.

http://marsnext.jpl.nasa.gov/workshops/wkshp_2017_02.cfm
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