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    The Lunochod was put to tests here.

    The lunodrome imitates the surface of the Moon Craters?

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    The Lunochod was put to tests here.

    The lunodrome imitates the surface of the Moon Craters and stones are situated the same way they are situated in the Sea of Rains. The model of the Lunochod descends from the platform of the landing stage.

    The Lunochod can support stones up to 20 cm high and craters with the diametre more than 6 metres. It can withstand large list.

    The model is an exact copy of the Lunochod-1. It is 6 times lighter than the Lunochod. The model is an 8 wheel chassis with the 9th wheel intended for marking off the path the Lunochod passed.

    The commands for the model are given from the lunodrome control board. The Lunochod starts off at the 1-st gear. It has an instrument installed for cross country ability control. An automatic punch is lowered onto the surface and takes a soil sample. All the commands from the Earth and an the other side all the data from the Moon are transmitted with the help of telemetry.

    Unit of the automatic chasses, the course indicator system and "driver eyes", i.e. six photometres are mounted on the model.

    TV systems of the Lunochod solve two main tasks-scientific research, and the 2nd-driving the Lunochod, control from the Earth.

    TV system for driving the Lunochod has two cameras. They are installed on the forth part of the Lunochod. Watching by means of these cameras the lunar surface in front of the Lunochod driver can consider its quality its relief and whether it is fit for the Lunochod. Thus the best possible course is chosen. TV system for scientific research has four panning cameras, they are for the observation of the terrain around the Lunochod, they reproduce the image very precisely.

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