Pro­pelling plan­e­tary ex­plo­ration

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Maxon Mo­tor is a world-renowned spe­cial­ist for pre­ci­sion small mo­tors and drive sys­tems. HIGH TECH Founded in 1961, the fam­ily-owned com­pany earned fame when eleven of its mo­tors were used to drive the So­journer Mars rover (Pathfinder mis­sion, 1997). The Spirit and Op­por­tu­nity rovers (landed 2004) and the lat­est Mars ro­bot, Cu­rios­ity (landed 2012), are all driven by tech­nol­ogy from Sach­seln in the can­ton of Ob­walden.

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