Category: Robotics

  • PMM relocated on ISS

    This morning the International Space Station’s Canadarm2 moved the Permanent Multipurpose Module from the Unity module to the Tranquility module. The module which was previously flown as a Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) aboard the Space Shuttle was left at the station in February 2011 to provide additional storage space. The was moved to continue the…

  • The Little Rover that Could continues to impress

    Eleven years ago the Mars Opportunity Rover landed on the surface of the planet for a planned 90 sol (Mars day) mission, nearly 4000 sols later the rover is still operating. ┬áThis week it achieved a another significant milestone becoming the first rover to complete the equivalent of a marathon driving across the surface of…

  • Humans vs Robots for Space Exploration

    Last week the European Space Agency achieved an important milestone in the history of Space Exploration with the first landing on a Comet. The lander named Philae was released from it’s parent spacecraft Rosetta and seven hours later touched down in the surface. Due to some complications the spaecraft ended up bouncing and landed two…