Quantcast
Last updated on April 23, 2014 at 15:23 EDT

Latest Rover Stories

China Enters New Territory With Lunar Lander, Scheduled For Launch This Year
2013-08-29 12:21:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online China announced on Wednesday that it will launch its first lunar lander, the Chang'e 3, by the end of the year. Named after the Chinese goddess of the moon, the upcoming Chang’e mission marks the next step in the Asian nation’s ambitious space program. "Chang'e-3 has officially entered its launch stage, following its research and manufacture period," said a government statement released to state media. "The mission will see a...

NASA Hands Autonomous Navigation Reins Over To Curiosity For Trip To Mount Sharp
2013-08-28 11:39:32

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's Curiosity rover already has a year under its belt of driving on the surface of the Red Planet, but the Martian explorer is just now using its autonomous navigation for the first time. The latest addition to the rover gives Curiosity the capability to decide for itself how to drive safely across Mars. Autonomous navigation will help the rover cover the remaining ground en route to Mount Sharp, where NASA plans to investigate...

2013-07-25 12:21:17

LONDON, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - Land Rover named Carmaker of the Year for second consecutive year in the Motor Trader Awards - Judges' decision acknowledges the strength of the brand, its attractive product line-up and the investment made in its future, together with its status as the most valued brand in the UK retail motor industry Land Rover has won Motor Trader's Carmaker of the Year Award for a second...

2013-07-24 16:20:43

- First time a model outside the large premium car segment has ranked highest among all model in the industry - Land Rover Brand Ranks 4th MAHWAH, N.J., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the J.D. Power 2013 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study released today, the Land Rover Range Rover achieves the highest APEAL score in its segment and of any model in the industry in 2013, which marks the first time a model outside the large premium car segment has...

Curiosity Rover Longest Drive To Date
2013-07-24 10:05:43

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In its continuing mission to survey Mars, NASA's Mars Curiosity rover drove its farthest distance ever on Sunday, the space agency said. NASA engineers took advantage of the rover's previous high vantage point to take Curiosity out for a spin at the start of its 340th Martian day, or sol. The Curiosity team said they will begin using the rover's automatic navigation, or "autonav," program to trace a path across the landscape and drive...

Curiosity Rover Travels Over One Kilometer
2013-07-17 13:03:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Following its latest drive, the NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity surpassed the one kilometer milestone in distance traveled since it landed on the Red Planet, officials from the US space agency have announced. The latest journey covered approximately 38 meters or 125 feet, bringing the total distance traveled by the rover to 1.029 kilometers or 3,376 feet, NASA said. The drive was completed during the early afternoon hours...

2013-07-17 08:21:27

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a $173 million performance-based logistics contract to provide support and sustainment services for the LITENING advanced targeting system. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) Under the five-year agreement, Northrop Grumman will provide logistics support, technical support to the field, aircrew and maintenance training, depot repairs and other...

NASA Celebrates Mars Pathfinder Landing Anniversary
2013-07-05 08:38:42

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Independence Day not only marks the date on which America became a free nation, but also when NASA's Mars Pathfinder mission landed safely on Mars in 1997 allowing the US to stake its first claim on another planet. Mars Pathfinder was carrying Sojourner, which was the first US Martian rover. The Soviet Union launched its Mars 3 rover in 1971, but communication was lost about 20 seconds after landing. Sojourner was the first successful...

How Dust Could Affect Your Google X Prize Lunar Rover
2013-07-02 18:08:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com -- Your Universe Online A French team of scientists have modeled how rovers traveling across the surface of the Moon might be affected by dust. Professor Farideh Honary of the University of Lancaster presented research at the RAS National Astronomy Meeting in St. Andrews about how dust found on the moon's surface could impact the next generation of lunar rovers. He presented a study of the simulated motion of lunar dust near a rover. These simulations were...

Tenth Anniversary Of NASA Opportunity Launch Arrives Next Week
2013-07-02 08:15:19

[ Watch the Video: Opportunity's Improbable Anniversary ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has been celebrating several key anniversary dates recently. In April, the space agency celebrated the 30th anniversary of the first satellite in space. In May, it celebrated the 40th anniversary of the country's first space station: Skylab. And just last month, NASA celebrated the 30th anniversary of the first American woman in space: Sally Ride. In the marking of...