Mars Science Laboratory Robotic Arm

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The Mars Science Laboratory Robotic Arm (MSL RA) is a critical, single–fault-tolerant mechanism in the MSL science mission that must deliver 5 of the rover’s 12 science instruments to the Martian surface. This paper will describe the design, build, and test methodology which evolved as the science payload matured over the course of the 4-year project… (More)

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