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|
|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 11 → 2001 2 15
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