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Icebreaker Team Successfully Tests Mars-Prototype Drill in Dry Valleys
Feb 01, 2013 10:10:44 PM | Brian Glass
- The Icebreaker Mars-prototype sample acquisition system, including an automated drill and sample transfer arm, was deployed to University Valley (one of the Dry Valleys of Antarctica) and tested on 22-31 January. All project goals and milestones were met, including integrated remote operations and testing all fault modes and their recoveries at the Mars-analog site. The team returned to McMurdo on 31 January.