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Marsokhod, Some Russian work on Mars rovers
post May 31 2006, 03:57 AM
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You may have seen these before, but here are a few Marsokhod rover designed developed and tested by TransMASH. First is a concept developed for a Mars-94 mission. Note the radioisotope thermopile generator on the back.


They also experimented with walking rovers, and with hybrid concepts that included wheels on articulated axles:

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In 1999, TransMASH worked with NASA on a Mars rover, a blend of Marsokhod and some American concepts clearly. Looks similar to the ExoMars rover, I think.

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post Jun 3 2006, 08:36 PM
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Here's a Marsokhod for you - from the 2002 cover of the Russian Popular Mechanics:


Now that's how you land on a planet! None of these wussy beach balls bouncing


"After having some business dealings with men, I am occasionally chagrined,
and feel as if I had done some wrong, and it is hard to forget the ugly circumstance.
I see that such intercourse long continued would make one thoroughly prosaic, hard,
and coarse. But the longest intercourse with Nature, though in her rudest moods, does
not thus harden and make coarse. A hard, sensible man whom we liken to a rock is
indeed much harder than a rock. From hard, coarse, insensible men with whom I have
no sympathy, I go to commune with the rocks, whose hearts are comparatively soft."

- Henry David Thoreau, November 15, 1853

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post Jun 4 2006, 12:51 AM
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QUOTE (ljk4-1 @ Jun 3 2006, 09:36 PM) *
Now that's how you land on a planet! None of these wussy beach balls bouncing around!

The cultural references are all wrong but when I saw that the cry "Yeeehaaaw!" just seemed so appropriate - a landing like that would really be staking a frontier claim. smile.gif
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- DonPMitchell   Marsokhod   May 31 2006, 03:57 AM
- - BruceMoomaw   "Pele" -- one of the proposals for the f...   May 31 2006, 05:57 AM
- - ljk4-1   Here's a Marsokhod for you - from the 2002 cov...   Jun 3 2006, 08:36 PM
|- - helvick   QUOTE (ljk4-1 @ Jun 3 2006, 09:36 PM...   Jun 4 2006, 12:51 AM
- - BruceMoomaw   Actually, one of the selling points for Marsokhod ...   Jun 4 2006, 01:46 AM
- - Zvezdichko   I'm sorry for digging up this old thread, but ...   Jan 14 2007, 12:45 PM
- - As old as Voyager   You're right of course. It was a brilliantly a...   Jan 14 2007, 02:59 PM

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