This book fills a need for a complete history of the Lunar Roving Vehicle used on Apollo 15, 16 and 17, drawing on many photographs never before published. It also tells the story of the robotic rovers used on Mars, and concludes with a description of the new designs of rovers planned for The New Vision for Exploration now underway at NASA. The book provides extensive quotes from the astronauts who drove the LRV on the Moon from interviews conducted especially for the book. It also details new material from interviews of engineers and managers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory covering the robotic rovers, Sojourner, Sprit and Opportunity.Technicians in a station wagon followed the Jeep with the necessary equipment to act as ``mission control.a#39;a#39; In this way the navigation system was validated and these tests proved the system could meet the Apollo mission requirements. ... However, through the use of selective switching from the Control and Display Console, either battery could be called on to power the entire vehicle and its variousanbsp;...
|Title||:||Lunar and Planetary Rovers|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-07-05|