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#1 2005-07-11 15:17:06

Torraway
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From: San Jose, CA
Registered: 2005-07-07
Posts: 18

Re: Any active rover projects going on right now?

[color=#000000:post_uid0]I was wondering if there were any active rover projects going on right now? I'd like to get a web link, if possible, to these projects.[/color:post_uid0]

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#2 2005-07-11 20:34:42

clark
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Registered: 2001-09-20
Posts: 6,253

Re: Any active rover projects going on right now?

[color=#000000:post_uid0]Well, here is one.

active rover project

Of course work slots might be filled...[/color:post_uid0]

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#3 2005-07-12 03:59:02

Rxke
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From: Belgium
Registered: 2003-11-03
Posts: 3,658

Re: Any active rover projects going on right now?

[color=#000000:post_uid0]Clark, helpful to new members, as usual  big_smile

Seriously.
I don't know of on-going project, but there are projects running by some chapters (IIRC) for pressurized rovers (for eventual manned missions)

There's not that much chatter on the lines about it, though, so could very well be mothballed.

*doubletake:* oh, there's a nice project on-going, with a robot-colony, at my "homepage!"   :;):

(I kid, it's just a rambling mess of wild ideas. Mothballed, too.)[/color:post_uid0]


ExoMars' launcher's 2nd stage is probably en route to Mars. Unsterilised... yikes

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#4 2005-07-12 04:44:54

JonClarke
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From: Canberra, Australia
Registered: 2005-07-08
Posts: 173

Re: Any active rover projects going on right now?

[color=#000000:post_uid0]Actual mars rover projects?  Well, there is ExoMars and MSL.

Mars Society projects?  Mars Society Australia is working on a prototype analogue rover, this is under construction and needs more funds to be completed.  The Austrian society has been involved in two different robot rover projects as an education and outreach exercise.  These have been quite successful.  University of Michigan is still working on rovers I think, but i haven't heard anything recently.

Jon[/color:post_uid0]

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#5 2005-07-12 05:24:59

clark
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Registered: 2001-09-20
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Re: Any active rover projects going on right now?

[color=#000000:post_uid0]I try to be helpful to all members, regardless of post count.

Since you're from Cali Torraway (an excellent State might I add) you might check California Instutite of Technology. It's not far from JPL and Old Town Pasadena is a good place for a weekend.

If you're up north, you might consider checking out if Berkley has any university groups doing research related to the things you're interested in.

Not sure of your background, but I do know that SpaceX (a private launch company) is based out of LA, so maybe you can garner your interest into a job. Never hurts to try.

Good luck.

How I miss so cal. [sigh][/color:post_uid0]

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#6 2005-07-12 10:18:22

Torraway
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From: San Jose, CA
Registered: 2005-07-07
Posts: 18

Re: Any active rover projects going on right now?

[color=#000000:post_uid0]

Well, here is one.

active rover project

Of course work slots might be filled...[/quote:post_uid0]
Very funny!  big_smile

I actually have met the president of the company that fabricated the wheels for the Mars Rover. The company is called Next Intent based out of San Luis Obispo, CA. I worked with him on a student project when he worked for another company.

http://www.nextintent.com/parts.html

I toured Next Intent. and they do amazing work there.[/color:post_uid0]

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#7 2005-07-12 10:23:15

Torraway
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From: San Jose, CA
Registered: 2005-07-07
Posts: 18

Re: Any active rover projects going on right now?

[color=#000000:post_uid0]I try to be helpful to all members, regardless of post count.

Since you're from Cali Torraway (an excellent State might I add) you might check California Instutite of Technology. It's not far from JPL and Old Town Pasadena is a good place for a weekend.

If you're up north, you might consider checking out if Berkley has any university groups doing research related to the things you're interested in.

Not sure of your background, but I do know that SpaceX (a private launch company) is based out of LA, so maybe you can garner your interest into a job. Never hurts to try.

Good luck.

How I miss so cal. [sigh][/color:post_uid0][/quote:post_uid0]
[color=#000000:post_uid0]Thanks Clark,

I've heard of Space X before. I just started a new job at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company in Sunnyvale, CA in May. Is there a Bay Area Mar Society chapter?[/color:post_uid0]

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#8 2005-07-12 11:15:10

clark
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Registered: 2001-09-20
Posts: 6,253

Re: Any active rover projects going on right now?

[color=#000000:post_uid0]If not, start one.

Congrats on the new job. I'm sure you can be kept busy with the CEV and VSE jobs coming down the pipeline.

Since HLLV is Griffin's darling, I think Lockheed is positioned well. But that is for another thread.[/color:post_uid0]

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