A copy of the ExoMars rover that will land on Mars 2021 will begin to be subjected to a whole series of “stress” to verify its suitability to reach Mars and be operational.
It will start with a series of jolts that simulate the vibrations that it will undergo during the launch phase from the ground. This will be followed by a series of tests that will be carried out in an airtight chamber where the Martian atmosphere will be simulated as well as the typical temperature range of the Martian environment with temperatures up to -120 ° C.
After these tests, the rover will try to move on different types of surfaces, from fine sand to the most rugged boulders….
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