Jan 27, 2023

This robotic arm will help return Martian samples back to Earth

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But is biocontamination a possibility?

The European Space Agency (ESA) is using a unique robotic arm to bring back Martian samples to Earth, according to a statement by the organization published on Thursday (Jan .26).

What is the ‘Sample Transfer Arm?’


“The mission to return Martian samples back to Earth will see a European 2.5 meter-long robotic arm pick up tubes filled with precious soil from Mars and transfer them to a rocket for a historic interplanetary delivery,” noted the press release.

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