The Mars Rover has detected a problem.
NASA said a failure of the motor, which drives the drill of the Curiosity Rover.
Currently, the Rover team conducts diagnostic tests with the motor that moves the drill of the Rover, according to NASA.
Among the main possible causes of the problem with the Rover is called incomplete disabling the brakes on the feed mechanism of the drill and an error in the operation of the electronic sensor motor engine.
“We will take diagnostic tests to accurately check the mechanism of the drill. We use our test Rover on Earth to try these tests before conducting them on Mars,” says Curiosity project Manager Steven Lee.
At the moment, the movement of the Rover is stopped to prevent vibrations of the device that can harm the diagnosis. The spacecraft is in the lower part of the Sharp mountain, where he was to undergo experimentation for drilling of soil.
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