Specialists of NASA try to find out causes of defect of the motor setting a Curiosity mars rover drill in motion.
“We define diagnostic tests accurately to check the drill mechanism. We use our test mars rover on Earth to test these tests before carrying out them on Mars” — are quoted on the website the agency the deputy manager of the Curiosity project Stephen Li.
Experts consider two possible causes of defect: incomplete shutdown of a brake on the feeder of a drill and a mistake in operation of the electronic sensor of the engine of the motor.
It is noted that the movement of the mars rover is still stopped not to allow vibrations of the device which can do much harm to diagnostics.