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Marsokhod, Some Russian work on Mars rovers
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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.

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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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ljk4-1
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:

http://epizodsspace.testpilot.ru/bibl/oblo...ech-2002-12.jpg

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

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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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