Lunar Simulant SandboxLarge 'Airlocked' lunar simulant chamber with autonomous gravity offloading.
Dr. Paul van Susante
The Sandbox is an environmental facility used for enclosed atmospheric testing of mobility systems in lunar simulant. Various terrains are simulated with the inclusion of obstacles and adjustable inclines.
Reports and Presentations
- M. C. Guadagno and P. J. van Susante, “Commissioning and Testing of Dusty Thermal Vacuum Chamber Designed for Lunar Environment Simulation,” in ASCEND 2020, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2020-4197.
- Enclosed space:
- Simulant type:
- Max Simulant Depth:
- Max Simulant Mass:
- Includes Gravity offload system (IRGO)
- Slope inclination range: