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Team Indus PDR

Team Indus PDR

  We were visited by a battery of ISRO/ex-ISRO scientists this weekend. The squad included Dr. K Kasturirangan, ex-chairman, ISRO, Dr. N. Vedachalam, ex-Director of Liquid...

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Powering your way to the Copernicus Crater

Great you are headed to Copernicus crater - what are these ‘kicks’ really about? These kicks are short, intense bursts of thrust that change the spacecraft’s...

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TI Locomotion 101 – Design Philosophy & Considerations

Design Philosophy
The term “design philosophy” may sound really vague and open ended, but for a complex project of this scale with multiple interdependencies, it is important to strategize a design plan in order to stay on track. So, what actually is a design philosophy? Well, it’s certainly not about Confucianism or Advaita Vedanta. Simply put, it is how you envision the design to develop and evolve in stages. Technically, design philosophy defines the course of design – from conceptual sketches at brainstorming sessions to trade off studies that narrow down options. From developing a preliminary design leading to a final detailed design after multiple iterations based on simulations, to prototyping which finally leads to integrated fabrication and testing.

TI Locomotion 101 - Design Philosophy & Considerations

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Rover Development Update #07

Rover Structure – Design considerations

There isn’t much of heavy lifting required, for the most part this needs to be a “Media oriented expedition, exploration” unless we get some serious scientific payload to carry.

Key considerations for Rover Structure:

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