TT Electronics announces that its sensors will be used in the NASA mission to the planet Mars in 2020. The robustness of the company’s Hall-effect sensors enables them to withstand the harsh environments found on Mars. The sensors detect magnetic fields in motors that control the speed and movement of the robotic arm of the Mars Rover. The spacecraft will carry a new subsystem to collect and prepare Martian rocks and soil samples. It will include a coring drill on its arm, controlled partially by TT Electronics’ Hall-effect sensors. About 30 samples will be deposited at select locations for return to Earth on a potential future sample-retrieval mission.
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