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Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.

Planetary Deep Drill completes second field test

The work builds on a Planetary Society-sponsored test and paves the way for an ambitious expedition in Greenland this year.

Planetary Deep Drill Successfully Chews through Field Test

Late last year, a small team from Honeybee Robotics went to a gypsum quarry to test Planetary Deep Drill, a technology prototype designed to chew tens—and eventually, hundreds—of meters beneath icy planetary surfaces.

Planetary Deep Drill Field Test: Road Trip

The Planetary Deep Drill is being tested in a California gypsum mine. Several Planetary Society staff took a road trip to visit the ongoing Honeybee Robotics test of this prototype robotic drill that could one day drill hundreds of meters into planetary ices.

New Planetary Deep Drill Project

The Planetary Society has a futuristic new project: the Planetary Deep Drill with Honeybee Robotics to develop a prototype of a drill that could allow drilling hundreds of meters to even kilometers through planetary ices.

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