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IKO Miniature Linear Bearings Help Prolong Curiosity’s Mars Mission



The mission of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), including the launch, landing, and overall objectives, stands as one of the most audacious and triumphant space exploration undertakings to date. Surpassing its initial 23-month mission target, MSL's Curiosity rover continues to transmit valuable daily images of the Martian surface.

A vital part of the rover's robust components comprises a set of precision linear bearings provided by IKO, known as the LWL Miniature Linear Motion Guides. These guides incorporate unique features that enable them to function autonomously for extended periods, requiring minimal human intervention.


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