TL2324 : A Rover on Mars (at Stevenage)

taken 9 months ago, near to Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

A Rover on Mars (at Stevenage)
A Rover on Mars (at Stevenage)
This Mars Rover test rig has a large area of sand and rocks to explore. Airbus Defence and Space are using this rig and a large area of "Mars scenery" to help develop software that will allow the real Mars rover to navigate round and over obstacles when it arrives on Mars in 2020.
See also
TL2324 : Looking towards the Mars Rover Control Room
TL2324 : The Mars Rover Test Facility - Chassis and Wheels
TL2324 : The Mars Rover Test Facility rolls over a small stone
TL2324 : The Mars Rover test facility is shown to a U3A group from Tring
TL2324 : The Mars Rover Test Facility at Stevenage
See Airbus description of the facility LinkExternal link
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type:close look  type:inside 
Date Taken
Wednesday, 17 August, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 18 August, 2016
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Industry  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 232 242 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:54.1904N 0:12.6219W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 232 242
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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