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Short tour 7 - Mars Yard

Guidance and navigation engineer, Richard Lancaster, explains how the ‘Mars Yard’, at Airbus Defence and Space, Stevenage, allows engineers to test out the capabilities of the ExoMars rover.  He talks about the need to transmit all commands and receive data through a spacecraft orbiting Mars.  Spacecraft engineer, Abbie Hutty, talks about how exciting, but also nerve-racking, it is to build something that is going to go to Mars.

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• Richard Lancaster

• Abbie Hutty