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Use of Rover Arm Expected to Resume in a Few Days


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Curiosity rover arm on Mars

This March 4, 2015, image from the Navcam on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the position in which the rover held its arm for several days after a transient short circuit triggered onboard fault-protection programming to halt arm activities on Feb. 27.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Managers of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover mission expect to approve resumption of rover arm movements as early as next week while continuing analysis of what appears to be an intermittent short circuit in the drill.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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