Astronaut to Test Moon Robot from ISS Written 24 October 2019

The ANALOG-1 Interact rover | NASA

SPACE reports that ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano will practice controlling a rover remotely in November. The ANALOG-1 experiment is “designed to test how well a crew on the International Space Station might be able to control a rover on the moon in collaboration with a ground team on Earth.” Parmitano will “use a specialized computer program and communication with a ground team to remotely control a rover and the rover’s robotic arm on moon-like terrain in the Netherlands.” Parmitano “will use a Sigma 7 ‘joystick’ to ‘feel’ what the rover ‘feels’ and take geological samples to simulate sample collection on the moon.
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