Browse Publications Technical Papers 2006-01-2291
2006-07-17

Access Systems for Partial Gravity Exploration & Rescue: Engineering Analysis & Design 2006-01-2291

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.

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