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Next Generation Rover for Lunar Exploration

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4 Author(s)
Harrison, D.A. ; NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX ; Ambrose, R. ; Bluethmann, B. ; Junkin, L.

As NASA refines its plans for the return of humans to the lunar surface, it becomes very clear that surface mobility will be critical to outpost buildup and exploration activities. NASA's Exploration Technology Development Program is investing in a broad range of surface mobility projects. Within this range of projects falls a rover vehicle, capable of moving suited crew members and cargo. A prototype, known as Chariot has been developed. This prototype vehicle is a multipurpose, reconfigurable, modular lunar surface vehicle. And, with the right attachments and/or crew accommodations, Chariot will be capable of serving a large number of functions.

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Aerospace Conference, 2008 IEEE

Date of Conference:

1-8 March 2008