Flexible Sample Collection Device Headed for Moon, Mars

PlanetVac planetary sampling test flight on a Xodiac rocket, May 2018.
Credit: Bruce Betts / The Planetary Society
NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have selected a new technology for planetary sample collection and return for future missions to the Moon and Martian moon Phobos. Dubbed PlanetVac, the system was developed by Honeybee Robotics of Altadena, California, with support from the...

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