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Old 2020-08-12, 19:13   #26
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Originally Posted by kladner View Post
It's hard for me to imagine the design parameters for something that could survive and operate there.
I am sorry to break this to you but that is a failure of your imagination.

Some people are trying to work out how to run a useful rover on the surface of Venus (https://www.space.com/steampunk-venu...-nasa-jpl.html) without much in the way semiconductor electronics. Clockwork plays a big role. I proposed the use of thermal phase-change materials for an optical component in thenavigation and obstacle avoidance sub-system.
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