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"Transit" from vehicle to lunar or Mars station

Posted by: Ekkehard Augustin - Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:41 pm
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Post "Transit" from vehicle to lunar or Mars station   Posted on: Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:41 pm
Since now there has been docking of vehicles to space stations in orbit�, to another vehicle in space and redocking to a vehicle in space. All transits of astronauts from a vehicle to another vehicle or from a vehicle to a station and revers have been done in orbit/space.

But at the moon or at Mars this would be changed - the station is on a planetary surface.

Which way will the transit be done? Will the vehicle land, the astronauts leave the vehicle, go a distance to the station and enter? Or will they use a rover instead of going? - Or will it be done quite another way?

If habitats will landed at moon or Mars automatically or/and by robots then the problem will be that noone knows if the first station crew is faced to obstacles at their trial to enter the station.

If in turn the habitat/station will be built by humans/astronauts on the other planet then these people won't have a station to enter when they arrive - so it would have to be a station that could be built within hours or less.

But still the question which way the transit will be done - will the habitat/station a platform on top to land at? And will ther be a transit tower to be docked to the vehilce?

What's best under the aspects of safety, environmental conditions, prevention of damages, oxygen supply and much more?



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Post    Posted on: Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:12 pm
I remember that the Marssociety has the idea to apply a lander that is a rover also. And Nasa has in mind lunar rovers that are small habitats.

Are these solutions? Do they remove the problem? Something else?



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