Lunar Sortie Vehicle
AKA: Lunar Sortie Vehicle. Status: Study 1971.
The LSV consisted of three pressurized units and several unpressurized power, utility/equipment trailers
One pressurized unit served as the locomotive at the front of the caravan. The pressurized units were typical cylindrical pressure vessels with spherical end caps. A Mobile Power Unit, one of the unpressurized units in the middle of the train, used a large radiothermal generator using plutonium or other isotopes to generate 3.5 kW of power. The front pressurized unit contained six wheels and served to propel the train. A crew of 6 could be accommodated for a total mission length of 90 days.
Crew Size: 6. Electric System: 3.50 average kW.