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Nasa announces new rover mission to Mars in 2020
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post Apr 29 2020, 08:15 PM
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QUOTE (PaulH51 @ Apr 29 2020, 03:20 AM) *
...we can see in great detail on PIA23823 one can sort of work out how it is released and rotated to the surface by the actuators and hinges etc smile.gif

Great picture.. Its really quite a remarkably beautiful piece of equipment thats larger than it appears, and fun to guess what the sequence will be, so im guessing the legs self-deploy under their own spring tension, with the two legs we see on top have their actuators to release, most likely before the triangular hinge activates to rotate the craft 90 degrees, that rotation itself perhaps allows the bottom two legs to slide from their slots without actuators...well see.
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post Apr 30 2020, 12:04 AM
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post Apr 30 2020, 01:36 AM
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Here is the raw media reel on YouTube... We can see the Delivery Sytsem (release and deploy) beginning at the 5:12 time stamp smile.gif

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