The Utility Rover is a varient design for hauling local cargoes. It is a six-wheeled off-road vehicle intended for local transport of cargoes. The utility rover is rated for use on Luna, Mars, Titan, Mercury (with appropriate modifications) and any moon of size 1 or greater. It cannot operate on Venus. The rover has a rear flat-bed for cargo transport, and a cramped control cockpit. There is an airlock.
The rover can carry 0.5 tons of cargo internally and 6.5 tons externally on the exposed flatbed. Tie downs and cargo nets are included along with various tools for digging the rover out of loose ground and for making repairs in the field.
Space is provided for a driver and co-driver, but no passengers. Life support can keep the crew alive for up to 90 days, but there is no accommodation. The rover cruises at 100 kph (for a range of 825 km), and can achieve a maximum speed of 135 kph (for a range of 550 kph). The vehicle is powered by a fuel cell.
There will be some differences between Aerospace Company Vehicles and those produced by Earth based motor manufacturers. As a broad generalisation, Aerospace Company vehicles (Arianne, Boeing, Lockheed) will be higher tech with lots of additional electronic features, while Motor Company vehicles (Shanghai GM, Land Rover, Honda) will be simpler and more robust/ reliable.
Speed: 135 kph
Range: 550 km
Cargo :7 T
Cost: Cr 533,000
Comms (TL 8), Long Term Life Support, Vacuum Protection, Increased Range /Fuel Efficient,
Off-Road, Navigation (Std), Airlock.
Cost: Cr 12,000
Gives -1 agility and allows extra 5T cargo