First mars rover Curiosity tech fail

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PostWed Aug 22, 2012 8:50 am » by Dagnamski

If somebody could translate this i'd be a happy pappy :headscratch:

Something to do with the wind sensor. I blame the landing craft or the dust storms as it looked completely clogged with sand when it landed. :scary:

The robot arm works it seems so it's busy at work on it's first mission.

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PostWed Aug 22, 2012 8:58 am » by Willease

According to research by NASA is the wind sensor of the Mars rover inoperable. About the cause of the outage is currently a mystery still. The first test run should nevertheless take place as planned.

According to a report of the long journey from NASA Curiosity has also left its mark. The wind sensor of the Mars rover is therefore not ready for use. How exactly did the defect is still unclear, it is believed that it has happened in the context of the landing. Work is in progress, the sensor again to make it operational.

The error was discovered during a routine examination prior to the first trip. Apart from the wind sensor everything worked perfectly. Thus, the steering and the 2.1-meter-long robotic arm will be used as planned. According to the mission manager Mike Watkins, also the schedule are met. According to him, the team has a comprehensive plan in this week with a number of new activities, such as CNET reported.

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PostWed Aug 22, 2012 12:09 pm » by Ohzehgermans

Wind sensors are mostly a pain in the a..
And i can tell, cause they're also used in motor-tech.
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