Jay (brian1789) wrote,
Jay
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Final drilling tally...

7.65m cumulative (>3m was goal), deepest hole was 2.1m, demonstrated all 6 fault modes (5 was goal), demonstrated recovery from three of them (this wasn't planned until next year), ran low power/bit temp test for Honeybee. Developed a better sense of what this Mars-prototype drill can (and can't) do... it uses less power than its predecessor, but is more fragile and requires more monitoring and intervention. And the string interface positively scrapes.

These are all very good results. Now, time to pack up and head homeward...
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