American manned lunar rover. Study 1965. The Bendix LSSM lunar rover design of October 1965 had 4 wheels. and a range of 400 km with a crew of 2 on a 14 day traverse.
The design had 3 to 6 hrs sortie duration, 8 km typical operating radius; 24 km max operating radius. Operated in conjunction with shelter.
Crew Size: 2.
Gross mass: 680 kg (1,490 lb).
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Lunar Rovers Lunar rovers were studied in a dizzying variety of sizes and shapes by NASA in the 1960's - including crawlers, trains, hoppers, and even worms. Two rovers designed for manned use actually traveled the lunar surface in the 1970's - the American two-man Lunar Rover, and the Soviet Lunokhod, which traveled the moon in robotic mode but was originally designed as emergency cosmonaut transportation. More...
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NASA American agency overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, USA, USA. More...
Bendix American manufacturer of rockets and spacecraft. Bendix, USA. More...
Bendix Corporation, Lunar Surface Mobility Systems Comparison and Evolution Study (MOBEV), Five volumes, submitted under contract NAS8-20334, November 1966..
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