Robotic lander MINERVA, its mobility and surface exploration

Tetsuo Yoshimitsu, Takashi Kubota, Ichiro Nakatani, Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi

研究成果: Conference article査読

9 被引用数 (Scopus)


The authors have developed a small robotic lander named "MINERVA" (MIcro/Nano Experimental Robot Vehicle for Asteroid) and proposed it as an optional payload of ISAS's MUSES-C spacecraft which will conduct the sample return mission from newly discovered new-Earth asteroid 1998SF36. This paper describes the mobility system of the developed robot as well as the surface exploration strategy how to explore and navigate along the asteroid surface. Also the scientific observation functions onboard the robot are detailed.

ジャーナルAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
108 I
出版ステータスPublished - 2001
イベントProceedings of the AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting - Santa Barbara, CA, United States
継続期間: 2001 2 112001 2 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 航空宇宙工学
  • 宇宙惑星科学


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