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Scarab on Discovery Channel
« on: April 08, 2008, 09:01:08 AM »
This is a robot meant to explore the moon and even use nuclear power. Educational I think . . .

Its been posted in the forum before, so this is the most updated of videos on it I'm aware of.

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Re: Scarab on Discovery Channel
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008, 08:26:00 PM »
looks cool

Its been posted in the forum before, so this is the most updated of videos on it I'm aware of.


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Re: Scarab on Discovery Channel
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2008, 05:00:25 AM »
intresting...

I should make one!
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Re: Scarab on Discovery Channel
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2008, 08:50:07 PM »
Thanks to one of the SoR forum members, I got a chance to drive the Scarab myself!

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Re: Scarab on Discovery Channel
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2008, 01:35:54 PM »
that's awesome! To bad it's so slow.
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Re: Scarab on Discovery Channel
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2008, 08:00:41 PM »
that's awesome! To bad it's so slow.
The reason it is slow is that in the craters at the south pole of the moon their is no sunlight (ie. you can not use solar power). The solution is to use a radioisotope supply that provides a constant power source for a long time but only a small amount at a time. As a result Scarab needs to drive slowly in order to conserve power.
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Re: Scarab on Discovery Channel
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2008, 09:19:35 AM »
It still needs to be faster, lol.
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