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Our fascination with Mars is stronger than ever. At this very moment, yet another robot called Perseverance is on its way to uncover the secrets of Mars. The mission will also involve the first helicopter flight in space. This issue of the driven magazine is dedicated to Perseverance and all of the other explorative missions before it.
Was there once life on Mars? To answer this question, NASA is sending its Perseverance rover to take soil samples that will later be brought back to Earth. This mission is the culmination of an incredible amount of preparation, hardwork, and the latest technology. Details on this and other fascinating insights can be found in this latest issue of driven, the maxon magazine.
Readers will discover how years of collaboration between drive specialist maxon and the space experts at JPL have produced the BLDC motors which will handle the valuable soil samples on Mars. «driven» introduces the people behind those drives. The magazine also features an interview with the project manager of the first Mars helicopter.
Moon bases with 3D printing
You don’t always need to fly all the way to Mars to find exciting space projects. That has been demonstrated by Swiss startup ClearSpace, which is developing an ingenious system to capture and dispose of decommissioned satellites. The moon, too, has a special section in the current issue of driven. Future moon bases are being planned to allow permanent settlement. How will they be built? The answer: 3D printing.
maxon’s driven magazine features interesting application stories, interviews, and news from the world of drive technology. The current issue is available online and can also be ordered in print, free of charge: magazine.maxongroup.com
If you are interested in space drives, and want to learn more about the experience and expertise of maxon, visit: mars.maxonworld.com