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damnyankee36
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posted 01-08-2018 03:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for damnyankee36   Click Here to Email damnyankee36     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been following news of the development of a new wheel design for a future Mars rover. I noticed that the design was based on the lunar rover tire except that it will be using a shape memory alloy. This is to prevent permanent damage/deformation under heavy loading.

With that in mind, does anyone recall of damage done to any of the lunar rover tires? After John Young's "Grand Prix" test I can't imagine any other mission causing damage during their routine operations.

I would imagine the Mars rover's designers are overbuilding due to the higher gravity and heavy weight of the their rover.

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