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Rover Completes Exploring Mars-like Desert

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ESA Rover Completes Exploring Mars-like Desert

16 October 2013 Braving high winds, dust devils and unpredictable terrain, ESA’s test rover has completed its exploration across – and under – Chile’s Mars-like Atacama Desert.

The five-day Sample Acquisition Field Experiment with a Rover, or SAFER, field trial concluded on Saturday 12 October.

An early version of ESA’s 2018 ExoMars rover fitted with a trio of prototype ExoMars instruments was overseen from a remote control centre at the Satellite Applications Catapult facility in Harwell, UK.

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Remote control team’s view of SAFER rover

This animation is the view enjoyed by the Remote Control Centre of the rover being tested in Chile’s Atacama Desert during October 2013’s five-day Sample Acquisition Field Experiment with a Rover – SAFER – trial. The sequence, produced by the ‘Overseer’ planning, monitoring and control software produced by UK partner SCISYS begins with panoramic imagery from the rover’s PanCam, shifting to output from its autonomous navigation software including path-planning hazard maps, digital terrain models, localisation positions plus navcam images. Finally the radargram produced by the rover’s ground penetrating radar is overlaid onto the 3D terrain. The playback has been set to 16 times real time. The background digital elevation model of the site was obtained by RAL Space using a flying drone.

Credit: ESA / SCISYS / UKSA

Source: ESA - Space in Videos

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