To reduce wheel damage engineers are considering sending Curiosity on an smoother route up Mount Sharp.


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To reduce wheel damage engineers are considering sending Curiosity on an smoother route up Mount Sharp.

In addition, they are inspecting the wheels more often and are planning operations whereby not all six wheels are operating at the same time.

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2 comments

  • joe

    Unless they can raise the affected wheels off the surface, it seems a though the wheels would take on more damage from abrasion, even if they could raise the wheels, that would put more stress on the wheels doing the work. A certain amount of damage was probably forecast anyway.

  • wodun

    Strange that the wheels are causing some issues considering how much experience we have with them.

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