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Nasa ready to launch Mars rover

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Posted in Science on 26th Nov, 2011 01:00 AM by APM

 

Nasa is about to launch its latest Mars rover, nicknamed Curiosity, from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

 

At nearly a tonne, the six-wheeled vehicle dwarfs all previous robots sent to the surface of the planet.

 

The machine carries a suite of sophisticated instruments and tools, including a hammer drill and a laser, to find out whether Mars is, or ever has been, suitable for life.

 

The US space agency will get its first opportunity to launch the robot - also known as the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) - at 10:02 local time (15:02 GMT) on Saturday.

 

Weather conditions look good on the Space Coast and engineers report no technical issues after replacing a suspect battery in Curiosity's Atlas 5 launch rocket earlier in the week.



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