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Testing feed-extended drilling in the JPL Mars Yard

Testing feed-extended drilling in the JPL Mars Yard
Testing feed-extended drilling in the JPL Mars Yard In the summer and fall of 2017, the Curiosity team conducted tests in the Mars Yard at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, to develop techniques that Curiosity might be able to use to resume drilling into rocks on Mars. JPL robotics engineer Vladimir Arutyunov, in this June 29, 2017, photo, checks the test rover's drill bit at its contact point with a rock. Note that the stabilizer post visible to the right of the bit is not in contact with the rock NASA / JPL-Caltech

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