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Operating a Rover in Real-time From a Distance

16 Oct 2020, 19:44 UTC
Operating a Rover in Real-time From a Distance ESA – SJM Photography

There are instances other than pandemics when it is necessary to work remotely. Spacecraft operators are forced to do most of their work remotely while their charges travel throughout the solar system.  Sometimes those travels take place a little closer to home. Engineers at DLR, Germany’s space agency, recently got to take the concept of remote working to a whole new level when they operated a rover in a whole different country almost 700 kilometers away while working remotely from their primary office.

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