PIA10016: "Scarecrow"
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Product Size: 1413 x 928 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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The team developing NASA's Mars Science Laboratory calls this test rover "Scarecrow" because the vehicle does not include a computer brain. Mobility engineers use this test rover to evaluate mobility and suspension performance.

The Mars Science Laboratory rover is in development for launch in 2009. JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, manages the mission for the NASA Science Mission Directorate, Washington.

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