posted on Sep, 26 2019 @ 09:17 PM
a reply to: Gargoyle91
explosive bolts are pretty common and by the very nature of how they work are pretty foolproof way of separating something.
the problem i have with this cable is that it clearly used for something that draws a lot of power and the smaller cable nested inside of it suggests
it goes to at least 2 systems.
The skycrane im sure was not using the rovers RTG as its power source, and why leave a frayed cut. if it was just a power connection they could have
used a simple disconnect socket for a clean break and than to cover the connections be it for data or power.
its also the only thing on the rover that looks like that(at least in that pic), if these are cable cut aways then there should be more of these odd
I would be really surprised to find out the sky crane system used the RTG for anything.