RF & Microwave Technology
Update: How NASA's GROVER Rover Fared in Greenland
GROVER, the Goddard Remotely Operated Vehicle for Exploration and Research, was based at Summit Camp on the ice sheet of Greenland from May 6 to June 8. The solar-powered rover was built to collect measurements to help scientists better understand changes in the massive ice sheet. NASA's Dr. Lora Koenig was working with two students from Boise State University, Gabriel Trisca and Mark Robertson, to evaluate the robot for polar research. For those five weeks, Mark and Gabe worked to test GROVER's endurance in the subzero temperatures and biting winds. By the end of the trip, GROVER was working reliably enough for Dr. Hans-Peter Marshall of Boise State University to control the robot via satellite link from Idah.