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LSV
Lunar Sortie Vehicle
Lunar Sortie Vehicle
Credit: NASA
American manned lunar rover. Study 1971. The Lunar Sortie Vehicle (LSV), was a North American Rockwell design of 1971, conceived as a railroad train without the rails.

AKA: Lunar Sortie Vehicle. Status: Study 1971.

The LSV consisted of three pressurized units and several unpressurized power, utility/equipment trailers

One pressurized unit served as the locomotive at the front of the caravan. The pressurized units were typical cylindrical pressure vessels with spherical end caps. A Mobile Power Unit, one of the unpressurized units in the middle of the train, used a large radiothermal generator using plutonium or other isotopes to generate 3.5 kW of power. The front pressurized unit contained six wheels and served to propel the train. A crew of 6 could be accommodated for a total mission length of 90 days.

Crew Size: 6. Electric System: 3.50 average kW.



Family: Lunar Rovers, Moon. Country: USA. Agency: NASA, North American. Bibliography: 1995.

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