Lunar Roving Vehicle


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Lunar Roving Vehicle

(Lunar Rover) The battery-driven car used to extend the sampling capabilities of Apollos 15, 16, and 17. Transported to the Moon in a compact form, the 213-kg Rover was equipped with a remote-controlled television camera and high-gain antenna for direct radio communication with Earth. It was left behind on the Moon after use. See also Lunokhod.
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html) first lunar roving vehicle to bring rock and soil samples back to the lunar module Falcon.
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A developmental effort from the boosters up, Project Apollo initially had two major manned sub-systems--the Command and Lunar modules--and eventually gained a third sub-system called the Lunar Roving Vehicle, or Lunar Rover for short.
On the day of President Barack Obama's inauguration, NASA took another public step forward with the Constellation Program and unveiled its new lunar vehicle, the Small Pressurized Rover (SPR), which is far more advanced than the original Apollo Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) that is iconic in the nation's history.
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It was the first mission to use a Lunar Roving Vehicle.