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Update: Curiosity uses arm and resumes journey up Mount SharpJim SharkeyMarch 14th, 2015
After remaining still for several days in order to provide engineers a chance to diagnose a transient short circuit in its drill, NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity is once again on the move. On Wednesday, March 11, Curiosity moved its robotic arm to transfer sample rock powder from its drill to its Chemistry and […]
UPDATE: Curiosity to resume use of robotic arm in a few daysJim SharkeyMarch 8th, 2015
Managers of NASA’s Curiosity rover mission plan to resume the use of its robotic arm later this week while continuing to analyze what appears to be an intermittent short in the rover’s drill. On Feb. 27, Curiosity’s fault protection systems halted the transfer of sample rock powder from one device on the rover’s robotic arm […]
Curiosity rover stops for testing after short circuitJim SharkeyMarch 5th, 2015
NASA’s Curiosity rover has stopped driving and science operations for several days so that engineers can analyze a possible short circuit. On Feb. 27, Curiosity’s fault protection systems halted the transfer of material from one device on the rover’s robotic arm to another.