Lunar and Planetary Rovers

Lunar and Planetary Rovers

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This book fills a need for a complete history of the Lunar Roving Vehicle used on Apollo 15, 16 and 17, drawing on many photographs never before published. It also tells the story of the robotic rovers used on Mars, and concludes with a description of the new designs of rovers planned for The New Vision for Exploration now underway at NASA. The book provides extensive quotes from the astronauts who drove the LRV on the Moon from interviews conducted especially for the book. It also details new material from interviews of engineers and managers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory covering the robotic rovers, Sojourner, Sprit and Opportunity.In the tests in Arizona, MSFC technicians used a Jeep with blacked out windows, a television camera mounted on the hood and the prototype navigation system. Technicians in a station wagon followed the Jeep with the necessary equipment anbsp;...

Title:Lunar and Planetary Rovers
Author:Anthony Young
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-07-05


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