"Whatever's touching the ground needs to get traction on hard stuff without getting stuck on soft stuff... That's something that will require more
work and testing."
I like their idea for using the Inertial force of Spinning disks to allow movement Instead of wheels like traditional rovers use. If they can make
this practical I would say it's a simple solution to cutting down on parts that could potentially break and fewer parts also means less cost.
Probes have landed on asteroids before, and taken samples, so it's possible. A moving probe is another matter. With these "hedgehog" balls, how
will they ensure the correct positioning of the instruments for science and drilling?
The Above Top Secret Web site is a wholly owned social content community of The Above Network, LLC.
This content community relies on user-generated content from our member contributors. The opinions of our members are not those of site ownership who maintains strict editorial agnosticism and simply provides a collaborative venue for free expression.
All content copyright 2014, The Above Network, LLC.