Moving off the landing platform

Moving off the landing platform

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30/05/2019 11:13 am

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ESA

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The ExoMars mission will see Rosalind Franklin the rover land on the Red Planet in 2021.

Rosalind the rover has six wheels and a unique way of moving across the Red Planet. Each wheel pair is suspended on a pivoted bogie so each wheel can be steered and driven independently.

The first challenge after arriving at Mars is moving off the Kazachok landing platform onto the martian soil. Should the platform land on a slope, Rosalind the rover is designed to negotiate steep inclines on one of the lander’s two exit ramps.

Once on the surface of the Red Planet, the rover will be able to move across many types of terrain – from fine-grained soil to large boulders and slopes.

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