Today starts the first day of a week-long trip to the Mojave Desert to test the Lita Drill integrated on the Lunar Exploration Light Rover (LELR). We will be working with NASA Ames and MDA to demonstrate the ability to collect drilling samples of interest and successfully navigate the terrain. We left Honeybee Robotic’s Pasadena office early this morning and arrived at the test location.
Upon arrival, we worked with our teammates from MDA to unload the LELR and prepare the drill and rover for this week’s work.The drill was installed and successfully tested.As the sun set, the team packed up the rover. Everything is ready to go for another outstanding day in the desert.