Leonardo Wins Airbus's Robotics Design Contract for Mars Mission
By Olivia Bugault
Leonardo SpA said Wednesday that Airbus has awarded the company
a contract to help design the Sample Fetch Rover's robotics arm
that is part of the joint ESA-NASA Mars Sample Return campaign
aimed at bringing Mars samples back to Earth.
The Italian aerospace and defense company said it has also
received financing from the European Space Agency to continue to
study the Sample Transfer Arm for the NASA lander.
For both robotic arms, "Leonardo is committed to design the
respective robotic systems for the acquisition and manipulation of
the samples," the company said.
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October 14, 2020 03:56 ET (07:56 GMT)
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