Curiosity Mars Rover faces short circuit due to drilling system issue

March 7, 2015 4:24 PM

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Curiosity Mars Rover faces short circuit due to drilling system issue

The Curiosity Mars Rover has suffered a setback after some fault in its drilling system led to short circuit, informed NASA in a recently issued statement. The Curiosity rover’s drilling arm first faced the problem on February 27 as the sensors observed a current surge. The rover halted the operation and waited for further instructions from the mission control team at Earth.

The problem surfaced when Curiosity was shaking a rock powder sample to deliver it to onboard chemical lab. The mission team is still trying to figure out the best way to correct the issue. The rover has been still after the February 27 incident.

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