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The Juno rover, training to recover samples on the surface of other worlds

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The Juno rover, training to recover samples on the surface of other worlds

2020-10-28 - The Canadian Space Agency presents Juno, an early version of a rover that could one day be sent to the Moon or Mars. Juno can navigate autonomously or be operated remotely.

The Lunar Exploration Analogue Deployment (LEAD) consisted in replicating scenarios of a lunar sample return mission. See the field tests conducted on Juno as part of LEAD! (Credit: Canadian Space Agency)

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The Juno rover, training to recover samples on the surface of other worlds.

Juno is an early version of a rover that could one day be sent to the Moon or Mars.

It can detect and locate objects in real time. It can navigate autonomously or…

…be operated remotely by a pilot.

Juno was built to tackle off-road obstacles, like small boulders.

It is equipped with a robotic arm and tools to scout out rock and soil samples.

It can operate day or night.

Juno carries a canister that can store multiple rock and soil samples…

…and return them to a lander…

…or a home base for scientists to study.

These tests on Earth help prepare for missions to more distant destinations.

Ready, rover?

Next stop: Moon? Or Mars?

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