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Why not Carbon for Mars rover?

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Old 10-11-18, 11:06 AM
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Why not Carbon for Mars rover?

I know there are some people on this forum that work with carbon in industry and while reading the linked story about the SUV sized rover NASA is preparing for Mars I wondered why did they build it with aluminum and not carbon. Building a payload to be shipped to Mars has to be the most weight sensitive project there is. Any ideas? Solar radiation?


https://arstechnica.com/science/2018...tions-on-mars/
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I can think of lots of engineering challenges but really you just need to find a different article to read

NASA Unveils Rover Concept for 2020 Mission to Mars

https://www.compositesworld.com/arti...e-mars-landing

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