Western students lead Mars Rover on simulated mission
The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover examines a rock on Mars in this 2011 artist's rendering. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)
Students from Western University in London are leading a simulated Mars rover mission in partnership with the Canadian Space Agency.
For the next two weeks, the Western-led team will remotely operate the Mars Exploration Science Rover on simulated Martian terrain in Saint-Hubert, Quebec.
The rover is a six-wheeled automated vehicle with a robotic arm equipped with a microscope and mini-corer to drill into rocks.
The team will travel to Saint-Hubert for a mission debrief at the Canadian Space Agency on August 25th.