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NASA Plans On Building A Robotic Vehicle For The Martian Land Exploration

The Red Planet is currently being explored right from the exterior up to the interior owing to the belief that the scientists want to start colonization on the planet in the future. In the upcoming 10−20 decades, there will be a rover constructed for the space travelers to explore the planet.

The NASA engineers have now in Britain structured a robotic vehicle that can be sent to the alien land in a hope to keep checking for life on the surface. Stevenage is the place where the European Space Agency’s Mars rover is being built keeping in mind the target of looking for the existence of life in any form on the Martian shell in 2021. The engineers have already constructed a drilling tool for up to 2 meters of boring into the surface along with other equipment which can make the examination procedure of the found samples easier than expected. The researchers are confident that the novel 300kg robot vehicle can cover 2cm per second for the next 90 days and sustain for a long time just like the American rover Curiosity that had landed on August 2012 for the exploration purposes.

As per Liz Seward, a senior strategist from the Airbus Defence and Space, Stevenage, this is the first of its kind European space project of the global expedition roadmap. The basic strategy behind all the sweating is to take human colonies to the Lunar and Martian land by 2030. The European-American joint venture has designed the Orion spacecraft for taking the humans to Moon, Mars, and other planets present in the solar system. The use of robots will help broaden the horizons for humans to follow its footsteps in the next few decades. The overall plan of colonization may sound tricky but using Moon as the testing ground followed by Mars is something the engineers are planning on exploring currently. The rover will be set on a journey in the summer of 2020 and land on its destination in the spring of 2021 for examining the potential biology compared to the conventional chemistry and geology examination.

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has been declared dead just after the Kepler spacecraft’s failure. This spacecraft too has given up due to its low fuel and other computational problems. Lately, the scientists are trying to recover some of the asteroid belt discoveries data from the telescope.