paolo.ulivi at tiscali.it
Mon Nov 1 04:21:02 EST 2004
Keith Gottschalk wrote:
>>>>most ambitious projects in solar system >exploration: a Venerakhod or Venus rover.
>>I have found a mention to that project in a paper and >my sources in
>>Russia confirm that two 50-100 kg prototypes were >built and tested in Kamchatka in 1984-1987
> The Kamchatka climate hardly seems the most realistic to test a Venus rover - unless you are crawling around a lively volcanic cone :)
Given the mass of the prototype, I think that it was a test of the
transmission system and "cross country ability" of the Venerakhod, and
that it did not include thermal protection etc.
More information about the FPSPACE