Curiosity Rover Exploring Mars To Soon Resume Operations After Short-Circuit Disables Robotic Arm

March 9, 2015 10:16 AM

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The Mars rover “Curiosity” is likely set to resume operations invoking the use of its robotic arm next week according to reports which indicate that the cause of the sporadic-short circuit is still under investigation by NASA researchers in charge of the rover.

The rover’s robotic arm was automatically disabled after a short-circuit was detected on February 27, 2015. The problem occurred while it was, according to NASA, “conducting an early step in the transfer of rock powder collected by the drill on the arm to laboratory instruments inside the rover.”

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