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Stunning Image from Mars @NASAInSight. #Space #Spacetech #Engineering mars.nasa.gov/raw_images/307…
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Free-flying camera robot supports astronauts on the ISS

Meet a new colleague for the crew of the International Space Station (ISS): an autonomous camera drone.
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First Mars helicopter will fly with Swiss DC motors

In 2020, the US space agency NASA will send a new rover to the Red Planet. Included: a small helicopter, which will take the first aerial photos of Mars.
A duo on its way to Mars
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A duo on its way to Mars

Two space agencies each plan to send a rover to Mars in 2020. We show the differences between the high-tech vehicles.
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The rover that cannot be stopped

NASA's Opportunity rover has been working on Mars since January 2004. It was intended to last 90 days.
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NASA is about to uncover the secret of rocky planets

To learn about Earth’s past, NASA scientists are turning their gaze to Mars. They send the InSight lander to take the Red Planet’s pulse and temperature.
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Ready for take off!

Electrical engineer Felix Herger on DC motors in aircrafts.
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Felix Herger Sales Manager
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Once again, NASA relies on maxon drives

Swiss manufacturer maxon motor supplies several drives specifically developed for the MARS 2020 rover.
Journey to the sun
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Journey to the sun

Our knowledge about the Sun is still very limited. But this is about to change.
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48 DC motors
from maxon are installed in the environmental control system of a Boeing 787.
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Engineers revolutionize the helicopter landing system

Helicopters hit their limits when faced with steep or uneven terrain. A group of engineering students aims to make this a thing of the past.

Looking for thousands of exoplanets

Astrophysicist Sara Seager has dedicated her life to the search for exoplanets.
Europe is searching for life on Mars
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Europe is searching for life on Mars

Was there once life on Mars? Or does it perhaps still exist under the surface? The ExoMars rover may hold the key to solving this great puzzle.
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"On the rim of the Valles Marineris"

Robin Phillips, Aerospace Project Manager at maxon motor ag in Sachseln (Switzerland), comments to three controversial theses on the subject of hypersonic flights and manned trips to Mars and to the Moon.
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Robin Phillips Aerospace Specialist