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Northrop LSS Lunar Rover RV-1

American lunar rover. Study 1963. The Northrop Lunar Logistic System RV-1 unmanned lunar rover design of January 1963 had 3 wheels, rigidly mounted, and a range of 80 km.

An alternate RV-2 design used 4 wheels, rigidly mounted, but was heavier at 680 kg total mass.

The designs had no enclosure and no extended capability.

Gross mass: 540 kg (1,190 lb).

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  • NASA American agency overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, USA, USA. More...
  • Northrop American manufacturer of rockets and spacecraft. Northrop, USA. More...

  • Bendix Corporation, Lunar Surface Mobility Systems Comparison and Evolution Study (MOBEV), Five volumes, submitted under contract NAS8-20334, November 1966..

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