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DICRONITE auf dem Mars

The Mars Explorer Rover (MER) program’s two rovers -Spirit and Opportunity- where equipped for

their January 2004 launch with a ve degree-of-freedom, 1-meter long robotic arm known as the Instrument Deployment Device (IDD).

 

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The
Mars
Explorer
Rover
(MER)
program
s
two
rovers
-
Spirit
and
Oppo
r
tunity
-
were
equipped
for
their
Janua
r
y
2004
launch
with
a
ve
degree-of-freedom,
1-meter
long
robotic
a
r
m
known
as
the
Instrument
Deployment
Device
(IDD).
The
IDD
positions
instruments
mounted
to
its
end
e
ector
with
greater
precision
than
any
previous
Ma
r
tian
a
r
m.
T
wo
dual-use
caging
mechanisms
were
designed
for
the
IDD.
The
mechanisms
are
ve
r
y
small
in
size
and
act
as
launch
restraints,
as
well
as
passive
cradling
(re-stowing)
features
during
rover
excursions
on
the
Ma
r
tian
su
r
face