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Old 2021-02-17, 17:42   #1050
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Originally Posted by Dr Sardonicus View Post
Perhaps "CRASH COURSE" was not the best choice of words...

Interesting to have an exhibit of hardware items, many of whose designs did not work. That can be a real time-saver.
I would guess that's possibly secret - because other than NASA not many other nations so far managed to land a rover there...

So they show a few simple adapters and that's it.

(edit: AFAIK all other nations crashed into Mars with all missions that tried to land on the planet with rover type hardware - so we'll see whether the Chinese do better there than the amateurs of ESA - and for all those ESA, NASA and similar type governmental organisations - if you give that rover design to a team of SEAT - they'll redesign it in 3 days with half the components and a lot lighter in weight)

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