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[MOC] Lego Mars Exploration Rover "Pilgrim"

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The Martian rover "Pilgrim" is a heavy multi-role vehicle designed for deep exploration of Mars, built by the Lego Space Agency, it has unique characteristics. is an AWD rover equipped with an efficient suspension system, designed for a crew of 2 or 3 astronauts, who can access or descend through a pressurization chamber, in fact the internal cabin has its own pressurized atmosphere compared to the Martian atmosphere outside the vehicle. The rover is powered by fuel cells, batteries and high efficiency photovoltaic panels, guaranteeing a theoretically unlimited autonomy. The rover is equipped with a telescopic arm for collecting materials that are deposited in an independent container. Also on the front there is a second and smaller telescopic arm, with a digging, extracting and study function. Still on the front we find a useful winch, just in case. This rover has a wide range of tools for the analysis of the Martian soil and for communications: in front of it we find a photopolarimeter, a magnetometer, a composite infrared spectometer. On the upper part we find a UHD color / infrared close range camera, an radiation assessment detector, antennas for long and short frequency communications, satellite dish, a UHD color / infrared long range camera, and an atmospheric / meteorology package. Finally, the rover also has a rear tow hitch to allow the hooking of special trailers.

47999961022_5d2f5e73e6_c.jpgLego Mars Exploration Rover Pilgrim by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr

47999964882_56e0d1cca7_c.jpgLego Mars Exploration Rover Pilgrim (2) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr

47999963007_0e24cd4bd9_c.jpgLego Mars Exploration Rover Pilgrim (5) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr

47999966568_f244710548_c.jpgLego Mars Exploration Rover Pilgrim (inside) (3) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr

 

The mobile laboratory module consists of a trailer equipped with a pressurized capsule inside which a protected environment has been created for two astronauts, who access it from a door with a pressurization chamber from the outside. The module is a small laboratory equipped with optical microscope, spectrophotometer, computer, incubation room / cold room, stove / sink, a bed, to increase the habitability. The mobile laboratory module is energy self-sufficient thanks to photovoltaic panels and batteries, and has replaceable air reserve for 3 days. It is also equipped with communication systems.

47999967447_47b709d561_c.jpgLego Mars Exploration Rover Lab Module Trailer by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr

47999967987_ed2ef1b551_c.jpgLego Mars Exploration Rover Lab Module Trailer (5) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr

 

The "Pilgrim" rover mining trailer is equipped with a state-of-the-art drilling system that allows reaching depths of up to 100 meters, and is able to extract soil core samples with special tools. It has a mobile refillable cartridge containing the drill rigs pushed deep by a mechanical hammer at the top of the apparatus. The speed of descent and perforation can be varied according to need. The system is completely independent and manoeuvrable from the safety of the rover.

48000005586_0ca18ee6c6_c.jpgLego Mars Exploration Rover Mining Trailer by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr

48000006071_31cfec8e6b_c.jpgLego Mars Exploration Rover Mining Trailer (3) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr

 

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I love how everything is functional and the thought that went in it. Always makes a build look better. Great work :)

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