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Top 5 Robotic Explorations of 2016

Top 5 Robotic Explorations of 2016

Jan 3, 2017 @ 17:17 | Our universe is full of mysteries and challenges. Researchers want to explore these mysteries with the help of Robotic Explorations. Several researchers used robots to explore the human challenging areas. The top 5 Robotic Explorations of 2016 are presented here. In this century, there are two main focus areas of […]

CONFERS Program: DARPA Creating Industry / Government Group for Safe Operation of Space Robotics

CONFERS Program: DARPA Creating Industry / Government Group for Safe Operation of Space Robotics

Dec 5, 2016 @ 17:25 |  Consortium For Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS) envisions consensus-based technical standards that would encourage responsible on-orbit commercial servicing operations Recent technological advances have made the longstanding dream of on-orbit robotic servicing of satellites a near-term possibility. The potential advantages of that unprecedented capability are enormous. Instead of […]

IMU Malfunction Causes Schiaparelli’s Crash Landing on Mars

IMU Malfunction Causes Schiaparelli’s Crash Landing on Mars

Nov 26, 2016 @ 18:23 |  In preliminary investigation, European Space Agency has found that Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) malfunction is the reason for Schiaparelli’s crash landing on Mars. The IMU measures the rotation rates of the vehicle. Due to malfunction of IMU, computers calculated wrong altitude of Schiaparelli and mistakenly thought it was much […]

NavCube:  New Technology for Navigation in Deep Space

NavCube: New Technology for Navigation in Deep Space

Nov 4, 2016 @ 17:42 |  The new technology, called NavCube, combines NASA’s SpaceCube, a reconfigurable and fast flight computing platform, with the Navigator Global Positioning System (GPS) flight receiver. Two proven technologies have been combined to create a promising new technology that could meet future navigational challenges in deep space. It also may help […]

Curiosity Mars Rover Checks Odd-looking Iron Meteorite

Curiosity Mars Rover Checks Odd-looking Iron Meteorite

Nov 4, 2016 @ 16:52 |  On Oct 27th Curiosity’s Mast Camera (Mastcam) found odd-looking rock, called “Egg Rock”. It contains iron, nickel and phosphorus, plus lesser ingredients, in concentrations still being determined through analysis of the spectrum of light produced from dozens of laser pulses at nine spots on the object. Laser-zapping of a globular, golf-ball-size object […]

It Seems NASA’s Mars Orbiter Found Crashed ExoMars Lander

It Seems NASA’s Mars Orbiter Found Crashed ExoMars Lander

Oct 21, 2016 @ 19:44 |  NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has identified new markings on the surface of the Red Planet that are believed to be related to ESA’s ExoMars Schiaparelli entry, descent and landing technology demonstrator module. Schiaparelli entered the martian atmosphere at 14:42 GMT on 19 October for its 6-minute descent to the […]

ExoMars TGO Reaches Mars Orbit While EDM Situation Under Assessment

ExoMars TGO Reaches Mars Orbit While EDM Situation Under Assessment

Oct 20, 2016 @ 03:34 |  Prior to atmospheric entry at 14:42 GMT, contact via the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), the world’s largest interferometric array, located near Pune, India, was established just after it began transmitting a beacon signal 75 minutes before reaching the upper layers of the Martian atmosphere.  However, the signal was […]