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Curiosity Lands

All the geeks know that Curiosity has landed on Mars. I am not sure of the extent of the use of MATLAB/Simulink on this particular project, but I know that JPL is a “major user” of MATLAB. I got to see the rover testing lab before the last two made their successful trip. I like to think that some engineer at JPL watched this blog and used something they learned to get the rover to Mars. If you are that engineer, please e-mail me, I have a MATLAB t-shirt for you!

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:

3 Responses to “Curiosity Lands”

1. Tox replied on :

Matlab? maybe
but I thought they’re mostly involved in C/C++ and Python.

2. doug replied on :

Certainly, MATLAB is not the only tool, but it is on the workbench for sure.

3. Sean de Wolski replied on :

Day 5 Mars Mission update and go to 28:20.

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