Mars rover being tested near the Paranal Observatory

A rover named Bridget (provided by Astrium, Stevenage in the UK) is being tested in the Atacama Desert close to ESO's Paranal Observatory. Bridget is part of the SAFER field trials — Sample Acquisition Field Experiment with a Rover. ESA's 2018 ExoMars mission is acting as the reference mission for the trial.

Credit:

ESA/M. van Winnendael

About the Image

Id:ann13085b
Type:Photographic
Release date:14 October 2013, 17:00
Related announcements:ann13085
Size:2560 x 1920 px

About the Object

Name:Atacama Desert, Paranal
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
Category:Paranal

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