NASA Mars Rover Curiosity faces short circuits in its drilling arm

March 7, 2015 1:54 PM

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NASA Mars Rover Curiosity faces short circuits in its drilling arm

NASA on Friday stated that Mars Rover Curiosity is facing short circuits in its drilling arm that would limit drilling of rocks. The issue occurred after sensors faced a surge of current and Feb.27 and automatically stopped.

Curiosity waited for further instructions from the space agency’s station in Earth. The short-circuit happened as the rover was drilling rock powder similar to the five drilling routines during 2013 and 2014. The sample is then delivered to the on-board chemical laboratory. After the power surge, th...

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