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Robotic Toolkit Added to NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover



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NASA’s JPL took an important step milestone in towards the assembly completion of its Mars rover. The bit carousel; a toolkit in the rover front end contains 9 drill bits in order to support it to get samples and analyze the surface of the planet where it is expected to land before the month of February 18, 2021. Of the nine drill bits, two are for scuffing, one for the regolith (soil and rock) and six are for the coring. The regolith and the coring bits are used for the placement of the Mars samples in a clean sampling tube, while the scuffing drill is used to scrape the top layers of rock to expose the un-eroded surfaces for the study.

Sample Coaching System

Bit carousel was the Sample Coaching System last part of the NASA’s Mar 2020 Rover installation as stated by the Mars 2020 project manager, JPL’s John McNamee. Although the inside of the rover is essentially complete: the camera and the battery used during the landing are planned for the next weeks: the test team and assembly will not be on their attainments. The carousel will play a key role in the attainment, containment, possible return of the first samples of humanity from another planet, was integrated into the NASA Mars 2020 rover. Bit carousel is located at the heart of the coaching as well as the sampling subsystem. It contains all the tools used by the sample extraction exercise to sample the Mars surface and provides a gateway for transferring samples into the rover for processing and assessment.

Bit Carousel

NASA’s JPL team has recently installed the Bit Carousel successfully; a mechanism that contains all the tools used by the coring drills to sample the surface of Mars and is also a sample’s gateway for processing and assessment according to sample handling delivery manager, Keith Rosette for the rover 2020. The successor to NASA’s Curiosity rover is known as the Mars 2020 rover. It features an improved design, a new program, thicker but wider thick aluminum tires as well as a new sampling and catching system that collect and stores rock samples for future study by the scientists.

Mars 2020 Rover offers different new possibilities, including a larger tower at the end of its robotic arm, which includes a new coring drill that will allow you to sample and store the minerals that will then be sealed into tubes and placed on the Mars for a possible future space mission. The largest tower also has two scientific instruments and a color camera to inspect the surface in the foreground and take selfies for technical health checks.NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover was designed specifically for the Jezero crater. For those wishing to obtain a Red Planet token boarding pass, NASA has shared a website where they could send their names and have them travel to Mars with the NASA mission 2020. Remember that the deadline for the submission is 30th of September, 2019.

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