On the surface of the Moon and Mars, the astronauts must have at their disposal means for exploring a suitable area of the planet. A ground vehicle was tested for the first time outside Earth during the Apollo program, but the longer stay and the wider extent of the exploration will make similar vehicles designed for Mars larger, faster and more complex. In later missions, transportation on the planet will possibly require aerial vehicles and finally the realization of a whole transportation infrastructure. Furthermore, robotic rovers will be required to assist the astronauts in their exploration duties.
|Titolo:||Exploring the surface of the Moon and Mars: What kind of ground vehicles are required?|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.actaastro.2018.04.030|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|