EarthRover 1 is a hand built solar-powered electric vehicle, a rolling sculpture created from wood and metal, found and bought and fabricated parts. It has a fully articulated chassis that rolls on 6 electric wheels with a rocker-bogie suspension system. It features a terrarium and algae oxygen supply system for crew- a bio-regenerative life support system, and is driven by EarthMan 2. Their mission is to study the environment of Earth.
Operator EarthMan 2
Major contractor Dion Laurent
Mission type EarthRover 1
Launch date November 26, 2011 15:02:00.211 UTC (10:02 EST)
Mission duration 23 Earth months
Mass 544.31kg (1,200 lb)
Length 3.048 m (10 feet)
Wheels 6 x 21"
Power Solar Electric-powered
Landing Date August 6, 2012, 01:34:19 CST(Earth time)
Coordinates First Ward in Houston, 29 46'24.07" N 95 22'23.51" W ELEV 44'
The Earth Rover 1 is an electric-powered EarthRover that is part of Dion Laurent's Earth Science Laboratory(ESL) mission for the Earth. EarthRover 1 carries the most advanced payload of scientific equipment ever used on the surface of Earth.
The Earth Science Laboratory mission has four scientific goals:
Determine whether the Earth could have ever existed without humans
Study the climate of Earth
Study the geology of Earth.
Plan for a sustainable human interaction on Earth
Working drawing: EarthRover 1, Dion Laurent, Feb., 2012 10" x 10"
EarthRover 1 is based on the NASA created Mars Rover, Curiosity, launched in November 2011 and successfully deployed on Mars on August 6, 2012. (A Fantabulistically precise feat of brilliance! Wow! NASA!)
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