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

Dave_Duca
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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 )

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

SpaceNut
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From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 16,181

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 https://er.jsc.nasa.gov/seh/Chariot/Chariot.htm or the drawings of mars rovers...

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Pressurized-rover-NASA-V5.jpg


Full pressurized, life support ect....

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

Dave_Duca
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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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