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Lander Fabrication: Deck Arrives at CMU

4 Jun 2011, 00:26 UTC
Lander Fabrication: Deck Arrives at CMU
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Today, the machined aluminum lander deck plate arrived at Carnegie Mellon's Planetary Robotics High Bay. The frustrum and rover adapter cones also arrived today. The team will begin assembling the the lander structure. Check back for frequent updates.

The lander deck being hoisted off the truck with the gantry crane

The lander deck is set down in the lander assembly area

Astrobotic engineer Jason Calaiaro inspects the bolt patterns on the deck

The frustrum and rover adapter are set down in the lander assembly area

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