Selecting the perfect site

Selecting the perfect site

The canteen is already closing, it is 10pm and the coffee machine is covered up...

The Advance team discussing which sites to use for the trial (image credit: Mark Woods – Scisys)

As mentioned earlier the part of the team in the UK will send commands to the rover just like they would do in a Mars mission. This means they won’t have any information of the site before “landing”. However the team in Chile need to make decisions to pick an interesting, challenging and scientifically accurate site which is also easily accessible and works with the other logistics aspects. This is no easy task, and discussion carries on well after dinner. When they started covering up the tables the team decided to continue the discussion elsewhere. Site surveys will continue tomorrow.

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