• Short Summary

    Now that the Soviet moonrover Lunokhod-2 has been stopped to wait through the severe Lunar night on its way south-east of the landing site, these sequences take us back to the busy days proceeding the lunching of the new moon probe.

  • Description

    Now that the Soviet moonrover Lunokhod-2 has been stopped to wait through the severe Lunar night on its way south-east of the landing site, these sequences take us back to the busy days proceeding the lunching of the new moon probe.

    Space launching centre... Construction and testing ground...

    Our camera crew was here during a series of Lunokhod-2 tests. The moon probe's TV cameras, power supply system, scientific instruments, self-propelled carriage and other components undergone a thorough test.

    Here's testing procedure of the ninth wheel whose function is double: to measure the distance and to study the relief of the terrain.

    This is a penetrometre -- an instrument that probes Moon's ground for mechanical-and-physical properties.

    Tests were in full swing also on the ground imitating the Moon surface. Testers were trying to shape up and master the technique of controlling the rover's movement. The probe's model was made to run through shifting ground, hard surfaces and to negotiate various obstacles.

    All kinds of contingencies might arise on the Moon's surface and the g???ount control must be ready for them.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAATOUWUI46D58OKEB91ZEASANB
    Media URN:
    VLVAATOUWUI46D58OKEB91ZEASANB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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