'Lunokhod-1' - A New Step in Space Exploration.
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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The article discusses the design of the Soviet lunar vehicle Lunokhod-1. The Lunokhod has two television systems for solving different problems. There is the slow-scan system and a system which gives a panoramic view of the area as well as pictures of the sky, sun, and earth for providing astro-orientation of the vehicle. A special heat-control system was developed for the vehicle. Passive and active heat-control methods help maintain the required temperature conditions. The power supply of the vehicle consists of a solar and chemical buffer battery. Author