How to kill a rover
Both rovers are still running, long after their warranties expired. This is a tribute to engineers who spent a lot of time thinking about the many ways a rover can die.
June 27, 2005
|Long and bitter experience has taught NASA that the martian environment has a knack for destroying landers and rovers. Technical slip-ups aside, dust storms and plunging temperatures conspire to reduce power levels, sever electronic connections, and break parts.|
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