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Hardness and Bearing Strength of Lunar Surface

NSSDCA ID: 1967-112A-04

Mission Name: Surveyor 6
Principal Investigator:Mr. S. A. Batterson

Description

The objective of this experiment was to determine the hardness and bearing strength of the lunar surface by the use of strain gages, accelerometers, and rate gyros.

Alternate Names

  • Surveyor6/HardnessandBearingStrengthofLunarSurface

Discipline

  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. David R. Williams

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. S. A. BattersonPrincipal InvestigatorNASA Langley Research Center

Selected References

  • Choate, R., et al., Lunar surface mechanical properties, Surveyor Program Results, NASA SP-184, Wash., DC, 1969.
  • Christensen, E. M., et al., Lunar surface mechanical properties, in Surveyor 6, Prelim. Rept., NASA SP-166, Wash., DC, 1968.
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