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Auto-gopher wireline drill demonstration and field test


curated by | December 28, 2012



The Auto-Gopher drill is a wire-line rotary-hammer drill designed for drilling on Mars, the Moon, or the icy moons of Saturn and Jupiter. The depth of penetr


John Payne‘s insight:

This type of drill is one of the tools that didn’t make the cut for the Curiosity mission, but can be expected to be flown if/when another Curiosity-like rover is sent to Mars or elsewhere.


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