Access systems for partial gravity exploration & rescue: Engineering analysis & design

Steven P. Chappell, David M. Klaus, Scott E. Parazynski

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Abstract

Access systems for partial gravity planetary exploration are described that may allow humans in spacesuits safe access to scientifically significant terrain on the Moon and Mars. Contingency scenarios are presented for effective rescue of astronauts from flat and sloped terrain. Conclusions and recommendations are offered for Earth-based field testing and potential inclusion of access systems in the larger Lunar surface system architecture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSAE Technical Papers
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event36th International Conference on Environmental Systems, ICES 2006 - Norfolk, VA, United States
Duration: Jul 17 2006Jul 20 2006

Other

Other36th International Conference on Environmental Systems, ICES 2006
CountryUnited States
CityNorfolk, VA
Period7/17/067/20/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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