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As a robotic geologist approaches Mars, the mission program director says the rover's landing will be risky. - Video by Reuters


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Adil Jul 18, 2012 11:30am
Post more like this.
Dr. M A Hussain Jul 19, 2012 03:37am
One question: Why landing rockets were not used all the way to touchdown? One answer may be that it is a rover and has to avoid any unnecessary weights. But then, there could be a provision of detaching the rocket gears after touchdown. Or the rover could be made sitting on top of the rocket motored platform and simply roll down a ramp after touchdown. This could have avoided an additional delicate skycrane manoeuvre. Anyways it is an awesome landing sequence and I can't stop watching the animations of Curiosity landing sequence over and over again. It is impressive.
Ayeshah Aug 03, 2012 02:53pm
What risks is it referring to?
sarmad sindhi Aug 21, 2012 01:13am
really it is nice.