Inside NASAs New Mars Rover Concept Vehicle

CBS Morning News coverage of the Mars Rover Parker Brothers Concepts built for Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and NASA.

The 8.5-metre vehicle would not look out of place in a science-fiction film. It features six huge wheels to allow it to travel over craters, dunes and rocks, a sloping front reminiscent of the Nolan-era Batmobile and solar panels to power everything.

Built by parker brothers concepts of port canaveral, florida, the scientifically-themed mars rover concept vehicle will search for signs of past microbial life and collect core samples for potentially future return to earth once it lands on mars. The rover operates on an electric motor powered by solar panels and a 700-volt battery.

The Parker Brothers concept of a new Nasa Mars Rover Nasa. (independent)

Separating its functions, the front part has been designed for scouting and it’s equipped with a radio and navigation provided by the global positioning system. The back section serves as a laboratory which can disconnect for autonomous research.

While this exact mars rover concept vehicle is not expected to operate on mars, maybe of its elements could make their way into a rover astronauts will drive on the red planet.

Via: ParkerBrosConcepts


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