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Grumman LSS Project 344 Rover - 1 man



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Grumman LSS Rover
Grumman LSS Project 344 Rover - 1 man
Credit: NASA
American manned lunar rover. Study 1963. The Grumman Lunar Logistics System Project 344 single-crew rover of January 1963 had 2 x two-wheeled power modules. Each wheel was 360 cm in diameter, and the rover had a range of 300 km on a 3.3 day traverse.

The rover was designed to be launched to moon by a single Saturn lB. Possible scaling problems would occur if the design was enlarged. Navigation accuracy was 300 m.

Crew Size: 1.

Gross mass: 680 kg (1,490 lb).

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See also
  • 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...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • NASA American agency overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, USA, USA. More...
  • Grumman American manufacturer of rockets and spacecraft. Grumman, Great River, NY, USA. More...

Bibliography
  • Bendix Corporation, Lunar Surface Mobility Systems Comparison and Evolution Study (MOBEV), Five volumes, submitted under contract NAS8-20334, November 1966..

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