Next-Generation Maneuvering System with Control-Moment Gyroscopes for Extravehicular Activities Near Low-Gravity Objects

@inproceedings{Carpenter2013NextGenerationMS,
  title={Next-Generation Maneuvering System with Control-Moment Gyroscopes for Extravehicular Activities Near Low-Gravity Objects},
  author={Michele D. Carpenter and Kimberly F. Jackson and B. E. Cohanim and Kevin R. Duda and Jared P. Rize and Celena Dopart and J. Hoffman and P. Curiel and J. Studak and Dina Ponica and Jennifer Rochlis-Zumbado},
  year={2013}
}
Looking ahead to the human exploration of Mars, NASA is planning for exploration of near-Earth asteroids and the Martian moons. Performing tasks near the surface of such low-gravity objects will likely require the use of an updated version of the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU) since the surface gravity is not high enough to allow astronauts to walk, or have sufficient resistance to counter reaction forces and torques during movements. The extravehicular activity (EVA) Jetpack device currently… CONTINUE READING
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