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Lunar Mobile System

American lunar rover. Study 1961. The Bendix Lunar Mobile System was an unmanned lunar rover design of September 1961. The vehicle had 3 wheels, powered separately, and a range of 800 km.

The cabin had a volume of 7.05 cubic meters. Navigation and control by earth commands. Maximum speed 6 kph; obstacle clearance 75 cm. Exploration and sample collection by remote control.

Gross mass: 750 kg (1,650 lb).

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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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