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The LED array on the probe did not provide much ambient light, so Rover was unable to examine the walls and floor of the chamber, much less the back of the blocking slab.
There is an old adage that cave explorers use—take only pictures, leave only footprints.
The next mission into the Queen’s Chamber shafts would have two primary objectives: Send a robot crawler up QCS to explore the space behind the first blocking slab using the same opening Pyramid Rover had drilled, determine if the rough block at the opposite side was the end of the shaft or another blocking slab, and if the latter, drill a hole through it and see what is behind it.
Send a robot crawler up QCN to drill a hole through blocking slab and see what is on the other side.
Rover successfully drilled a small hole in the slab, about 2 cm in diameter, while inflicting as little damage as possible.
The probe-mounted fiber optic camera was successfully deployed and gave us our first look behind Gantenbrink’s Door.