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Other Designations: Mobile Lunar Laboratory. Manufacturer's Designation: Mobile Lunar Laboratory. Class: Manned. Type: Lunar rover. Nation: USA.

Typical of several NASA studies for manned lunar roving vehicles for extended lunar exploration. This model would take two men up to a total range of 396 km at a maximum velocity of 16 km/hr on compacted soils, 9.8 km/hr on maria. Turn radius 7 m; locomotion energy .39 k2-hr/km in uplands. 3,732 kg total mass breakdown: 1,036 kg cabin systems; 825 kg mobility; 282 kg power; 210 kg electronics; 340 kg scientific equipment; 466 kg for Lunar Flying Vehicle (rocket platform for emergency return to LM Taxi); 126 kg for tie downs; and 437 kg for expendables (fuel cell propellants and crew oxygen).


Specification

Craft.Crew Size: 2. Design Life: 30 days. Total Length: 6.2 m. Maximum Diameter: 3.2 m. Total Habitable Volume: 5.66 m3. Total Mass: 3,732 kg. Electric System: 160.00 total kWh. Electrical System: Fuel Cells.



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