Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 16.04.20

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NASA ‚Optometrists‘ Verify Mars Perseverance Rover’s 20/20 Vision

Equipped with visionary science instruments, the Mars Perseverance rover underwent an „eye“ exam after several cameras were installed.

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Mars Helicopter Attached to NASA’s Perseverance Rover

The team also fueled the rover’s sky crane to get ready for this summer’s history-making launch.

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Trailblazing Mars helicopter attached to Perseverance rover for July launch

Technicians attached the first-of-its-kind Mars Helicopter to Perseverance’s belly on Monday (April 6) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where the rover is being prepped for its planned July 17 launch.

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Ground teams fuel Perseverance rover landing system, attach Mars Helicopter

Working under the cloud of the global coronavirus pandemic, technicians and engineers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center have installed a rotor-driven drone on the agency’s next Mars rover and fueled the spacecraft’s “sky crane” landing system in preparation for launch in July.

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DLR:  Auch CIMON-2 meistert seinen Einstand auf der ISS 

— Auch CIMON-2, die Weiterentwicklung des in Deutschland gebauten Astronautenassistenten, hat seine Fähigkeiten an Bord der Internationalen Raumstation ISS in ersten Tests erfolgreich demonstriert. Der ballförmige, freifliegende, mit künstlicher Intelligenz (KI) ausgestattete Technologie-Demonstrator stellte seine Funktionalitäten in Interaktion mit dem italienischen ESA-Astronauten Luca Parmitano unter Beweis, teilte das […]

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