The IT behind Mars Science Laboratory's landing of the Curiosity rover

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The digital design

Source:  NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) partnered with Siemens to use technology which could withstand the enormous challenges such as  shock, vibrations and temperatures, along with capturing solar energy and sending signals back to earth. With Siemen’s expertise, JPL was able to digitally design, simulate and assemble the Rover before any physical prototypes were built.

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