Tag Archives: rover

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 mission lands on target asteroid

After months of hovering around its target, Japan's Hayabusa 2 mission has made contact. Two of the host spacecraft's landers (ROVER-1A and 1B) have touched down on the surface of the asteroid 162173 Ryugu and have already been hopping around as the...

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NASA forms Opportunity rover rescue plan as Mars dust storm abates

NASA has issued its latest update on the Mars dust storm impacting one of its two Martian rovers, Opportunity. According to the space agency, researchers continue to see signs that the global dust storm is calming down. NASA expects enough sunlight will soon make its way to Opportunity rover for it to recharge its batteries, but questions remain over whether … Continue reading

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NASA looks to build a robot that can search other planets for bacteria

While NASA's rovers have looked for signs of life outside of our world, they haven't searched for life directly. But Melissa Floyd, a scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, is working on a device that might change that. She wants to build a...

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Airbus is designing a Mars rover to return soil samples

Back in April, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) agreed to figure out whether it's possible to bring Martian soil samples back to Earth. Now, the ESA has granted Airbus a $5.2 million contract to design a concept for a rover that can collect t...

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NASA Opportunity rover’s life in limbo as Mars dust storm rages on

NASA researchers fear the space agency’s Opportunity rover may soon reach the end of its life as a major Mars dust storm continues to blot out the sun.

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Car makers used software to raise spare parts prices

Ever had the nagging suspicion that your car's manufacturer was charging outrageous prices for parts simply because it could? Software might be to blame.

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Land Rover aims for all-terrain autonomy

Public trust of autonomous cars is at a low point thanks in large part to high profile fatal accidents such as the Uber vehicle that killed a pedestrian. Land Rover is still pushing forward with autonomy, and in the case of the venerable off-road brand, it wants all-terrain autonomy. Land Rover is developing off-road self-driving tech in a project called … Continue reading

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Jaguar Land Rover tests autonomous parking on public roads

Plenty of cars will help you park, but the biggest challenge is frequently finding a spot in the first place -- it's no fun to circle the parking lot for 10 minutes. Fully autonomous cars can ultimately take care of this, but Jaguar Land Rover is dem...

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Land Rover Defender Works V8 Celebrates Seven Decades of Rover

Land Rover has announced a very cool off-roader that will get fans of the brand hot and bothered.

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NASA goes back to the middle ages for its rover tire design

The Mars Curiosity rover has been a big success, but NASA's modern tech couldn't save its tires from breaking down in the harsh conditions of Mars. For future missions, the agency has gone back to the age of knights

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