Rover

UK will send four-legged rover to the moon in 2021 ‘to see what is available there’

The UK’s first moon rover will be sent into space in 2021. The world’s smallest robotic moon rover, with legs not wheels, will be part of the first set of payloads to be sent to the astronomical body. Announced at the New Scientist Live event in London’s ExCeL, UK-grown start-up space company SpaceBit created and …

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UK spider-like moon rover will aim to make history in 2021

The UK is attempting to be the fourth nation to successfully land on the moon with a rover due to set off in 2021. The UK’s first moon rover will be sent into space in 2021. The world’s smallest robotic moon rover, with legs not wheels, will be part of the first set of payloads …

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Nasa Curiosity Rover finds alien oasis on Mars – did it support life?

An illustration of the oasis on Mars, which has now dried up (Image: Nasa) A mysterious ‘oasis’ has been found on the surface of Mars, raising hopes that evidence of life may also one day be found on the Red Planet. The Nasa Curiosity Rover has found traces of ‘shallow, salty ponds that went through …

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Spin Me Right Round: Mars 2020 Rover Gets Its Balanced Checked

NASA’s Mars 2020 rover recently entered its final year of engineering before it is launched on its journey to the red planet, and it has been subjected to a battery of tests to ensure it’s ready to touch down. The latest test was a spin on a rotating table to check its weight distribution. In …

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A 4G Rover And The Benefits Of A Shakedown Mission

Many moons ago, in the shadowy darkness of the 1990s, a young Lewin visited his elder cousin. An adept AMOS programmer, he had managed to get his Amiga 500 to control an RC car, with little more than a large pile of relays and guile. Everything worked well, but there was just one problem — …

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2020 Land Rover Defender: Born Again in the USA | News

Competes with: Ford Bronco (eventually), Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Jeep Wrangler, Toyota 4Runner Looks like: A slick and modern Land Rover SUV, still boxy and with plenty of retro cues to recall the old Defender, but less funky personality Drivetrains: 296-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder or 395-hp, turbocharged inline-six with 48-volt mild-hybrid system; eight-speed automatic and standard four-wheel drive …

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