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Manned Mars rover

Pressurized rovers for a human expedition to planet Mars
DRMA 5.0 "commuter" Mars base, featuring a pressurized rover for two, with a 5 kilowatt Stirling radioisotope generator for power.[1]
An unmanned rover's wheel on Mars

Manned Mars rovers are a component of many designs for a human mission to the planet Mars.[1] For example the Austere Human Missions to Mars proposal proposed including two rovers on its unmanned power and logistics cargo lander.[1] Each rover could hold a crew of two in a pressurized environment, with power coming from a Stirling radioisotope generator.[1]

Mars One, a Mars colonization plan intended to be funded by a TV show, plans an unpressurized manned rover capable of traveling 80 km (50 miles).[2] They said a possible supplier was Astrobotic Technology.

The Manned Mars Exploration Rover won a design award in 2010.[3] Some features included live-aboard capability, a winch, airlock, and six foam core wheels.[3] It featured modular construction so it could be assembled from smaller parts, and the suggested power source was radioisotope batteries.[3] An example of RTG use is the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft whose radioisotope power system produces several hundred watts of electrical power.[4]
It produces this amount power continuously with a slow decline over decades, and with even larger amount of heat production at the same time.[4] The electricity is produced from the heat given off by radioactive decay.[4]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d NASA - Austere Human Missions to Mars
  2. ^
  3. ^ a b c MMER
  4. ^ a b c

External links

  • Von Braun rover by Colliers (1954) (Smithsonian Magazine)
  • James Cameron's rover
  • Manned Mars Rover plan that won design award

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