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Mobility performance of the lunar roving vehicle: Terrestrial studies: Apollo 15 resultsThe constriants of the Apollo 15 mission dictated that the average and limiting performance capabilities of the first manned lunar roving vehicle be known or estimated within narrow margins. Extensive studies were conducted and are compared with the actual performance of the lunar roving vehicle during the Apollo 15 mission. From this comparison, conclusions are drawn relating to the capabilities and limitation of current terrestrial methodology in predicting the mobility performance of lunar roving vehicles under in-situ environmental conditions, and recommendations are offered concerning the performance of surface vehicles on future missions related to lunar or planetary exploration.
Document ID
19730008090
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Costes, N. C.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Farmer, J. E.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
George, E. B.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
September 2, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1972
Subject Category
Space Sciences
Report/Patent Number
NASA-TR-R-401
M451
Meeting Information
Intern. Conf. of the Intern. Soc. for Terrain-Vehicle Systems(Stockholm and Kiruna)
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 914-40-00-00-00
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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