Closely watched by the METERON Ops-Com 2 team located at the European Space Operations Centre, in Germany, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, onboard the International Space Station, drives the Eurobot rover at ESA's research and technology centre, in the Netherlands. METERON stands for 'Multi-purpose End To End Robotic Operations Network'.
The Meteron project is conducting a series of experiments to test new communications, robotics and operations technologies.
The goal of Meteron is to validate the concepts and technologies essential to human exploration of celestial bodies.
Read more about the experiment: blogs.esa.int/rocketscience
Connect with the Meteron team on Twitter via @esa_meteron