Mar 16 2015

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Curiosity back in business

Curiosity Rover Arm Delivers Rock Powder Sample.

During several tests on the rover in the past 10 days, the short was reproduced only one time – on March 5. It lasted less than one one-hundredth of a second and did not stop the motor. Ongoing analysis will help the rover team develop guidelines for best use of the drill at future rock targets.

Intermittent problems are the worst and very difficult to troubleshoot. I’m sure they’ll keep a close eye on this until they finally get a handle on it.

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