NASA has been working with Motiv Space Systems to develop a robotic arm capable of operating in some of the coldest areas of the Moon.
Perseverance collects its first dirt sample on Mars
NASA’s Perseverance Rover recently collected its first two samples of regolith, broken-up rock and dust, on Mars.
NASA’s Perseverance Rover has been making oxygen on Mars
NASA released the results of the Perseverance Rover’s first seven oxygen generation runs on Mars using MOXIE.
Next-gen Ingenuity Helicopters will have robotic arms
NASA is swapping out its Sample Fetch Rover for two helicopters, similar to Ingenuity, to serve as backups to the Perseverance Rover.
NASA released first science images from James Webb Space Telescope
We take a look at some of the details in the first set of science images to be released by the JWST science team.
Getting Mars samples back to Earth: Perseverance searching for landing sites
NASA has been scouting out an area on Mars from spacecrafts in orbit. This is the first time the team is getting an up close look thanks to Perseverance.
NASA’s InSight Lander nearing end of journey on Mars
NASA is preparing for the day it’ll turn off the InSight Lander’s instruments due to the dust slowly covering the robot’s solar panels.
NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter spots Perseverance debris
Perseverance’s 70.5 foot wide parachute helped the rover land on Mars after making its way through the Martian atmosphere.
Watch: Perseverance’s view of a solar eclipse on Mars
According to NASA, it’s the most zoomed-in and highest frame-rate observation of a Phobos solar eclipse ever taken on the Martian surface.
Motiv awarded $5M contract from NASA
DEEDS is designed to survive in extreme environments, like the surface of the Moon or Mars, where temperatures can reach -180º C.
NASA’s OSAM-1 is a step closer to refueling an unserviced satellite
NASA’s OSAM-1 mission aims to be the first ever to refuel a satellite not designed to be serviced using SPIDER.
Track Perseverance’s progress on Mars
The interactive map tracks Perseverance’s path from its landing site at the northern end of its route, to its more recent locations.
A year of milestones for the Mars 2020 mission
The Perseverance rover was sent to Mars to look for signs of ancient life and collect rock samples to be returned to Earth.
Open Robotics developing Space ROS with Blue Origin, NASA
Space ROS is a version of ROS 2 meant to meet verification and validation requirements aerospace software must meet before being used in a mission.
Laurie Leshin named first female director of JPL
Leshin returns to NASA from WPI, where she served at the first woman president of the university since 2014.
How Perseverance handles Martian debris
Pebbles became lodged in Perseverance when it was extracting a sample from a Martian rock nicknamed Issole.
The robots that helped build the James Webb Telescope
NASA engineers used a robotic arm with a hexapod to precisely place each segment of the telescope’s mirror.
NASA begins tests on Mars sample collecting robot
NASA’s team is working on the next, complicated step in Perseverance’s mission: bringing rock samples to earth.
Perseverance Rover’s twin, OPTIMISM, begins tests on Earth
NASA tests OPTIMISM on Earth to prepare the Perseverance Mars Rover for challenges ahead on the Red Planet.
NASA needs your help identifying features on Mars
Improving the Soil Property and Object Classification will save NASA scientists time when planning routes for their rovers and in finding important formations.
Explore the lunar landing site for NASA’s moon rover
NASA’s VIPER rover will land at the Moon’s South Pole in 2023 to map and explore the region’s surface and subsurface. The Moon’s South Pole is one of the coldest areas in the solar system. No prior missions to the Moon’s surface have explored it.
Perseverance Rover successfully cores first rock on Mars
Perseverance’s Sampling and Caching System uses a rotary-percussive drill and a hollow coring bit at the end of its 7-foot-long robotic arm to extract samples slightly thicker than a pencil.