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  • Saturday, March 2nd 2019 - 06:51 UTC

    Mars rover work-out controlled in Chile from more 11.000km away in UK

    When on the surface of Mars, the rover will need to be controlled when it is up to 250 million miles from Earth.

    A space control center in the UK has been used to test-drive a prototype Mars rover thousands of miles away in Chile’s Atacama desert. Experts at the European Space Agency’s centre in Oxfordshire completed a series of tests across nearly 11,000 km in order to see how the Mars rover reacts to commands across large distances.