If you haven’t seen it yet, I encourage you to check out this great video from the folks at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory talking about the engineering challenges they faced:
The incredibly successful landing of Curiosity reminded me of this ad we ran to celebrate the role of MATLAB and Simulink in landing the last pair of Mars Rovers:
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but I thought they’re mostly involved in C/C++ and Python.
Certainly, MATLAB is not the only tool, but it is on the workbench for sure.
Day 5 Mars Mission update and go to 28:20.