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#1 2017-05-05 12:06:12

From: Oconto, WI usa
Registered: 2017-03-15
Posts: 92

URC and the One Year Mission

--  Imagine the reality of this concept  --
"The Winner of the URC Wins the Role in Having THEIR ROVER Operate One Year at the MDRS"

How about that - a Full-Size, Fully Functioning Rover, Operating one full year at the MDRS.
    ( or, FMARS, for that matter )

During that time, this "assigned rover" will have added BOTH Magnetometer & GPR performing an On-Going
Mission of Underground Geodesic Surveying to the farthest reaches of the Habitat.

- Half-Day Runs - 12 noon to 12 midnight
- Daily Recharges
- Personal Assist for Battery Change Outs
- Telemetry Data received and stored
- Collected Data interpreted with OPEN SOURCE Programmes.
- Sub-Surface 3D Visualized.
- End Result Sent To Mission Control
- Mission Control to prospective Off-World Geologists (and then, facebook)
- Rover Makers Achieve Serious Street Cred.
- Next Year - Start The Whole Process Over Again.

Sound Do-able?

The Sponsored URC would then have a "working return" on their investment.
Considering the cost of renting Geodesic Equipment ( GPRs, EM-I Sensors, Seismic, etc )


#2 2017-05-06 11:41:32

From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 29,178

Re: URC and the One Year Mission

Are you talking smething simular to the molab design or something like the lunar chariot truck bed, the small pressurized rover ect or the drawings of mars rovers...







Full pressurized, life support ect....


#3 2017-05-06 17:13:15

From: Oconto, WI usa
Registered: 2017-03-15
Posts: 92

Re: URC and the One Year Mission

I was more on about the Annual U.R.C. at the MDRS.

To "Up The Stakes" and give the Winner, the option to have their Rover at the Station
for a complete year.

The MDRS DOES NOT have a  Full Size Remote Rover Permanently Stationed ( the remote controlled typed )

So - we do the next-best-thing....
Make use of a larger fully featured rover TO PERFORM GEODESIC RUNS

Those Complete-Full-Sized-Pressurized ones you're shown, probably belong on the other thread.
"Rover Projects for Mars"   yeah?


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