Testing autonomous software for ExoMars 2020
Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features the ExoMars Testing Rover (ExoTeR), which is a smaller version of the actual spacecraft.
The ExoTeR carefully navigated the rocky and sandy terrain of the Planetary Utilisation Testbed at the ESA’s Planetary Robotics Laboratory in the Netherlands.
The scientists tested out autonomous navigation software that was developed for the ExoMars 2020 mission.
The ExoTeR will now return to Altec in Italy, where the rover control team can gain experience with the updated software before ExoMars is launched.
Video Credit: European Space Agency