MER SSTB wheels and chassis

The MER SSTB wheels and chassis comprise a variation of the rocker-bogie mobility system.
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The rover’s wheels and chassis comprise a variation of the rocker-bogie mobility system that JPL has used on all the rovers NASA has sent to Mars. This design allows the rover to climb over rocks and uneven surfaces, and up and down steep slopes without toppling over.

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Mark Avino

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NASM2020-00510

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