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PlanetVac Lander Leg Diagram

PlanetVac Lander Leg Diagram

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PlanetVac Lander Leg Diagram
Detail diagram of how PlanetVac works showing a lander leg example including close up: (1) Gas flow down lander leg strut from gas cylinder, to (2) outer tube of collection nozzle, to (3) side holes in inner tube of collection nozzle, forcing regolith up the inner tube through the lander leg strut (4), and up to a science instrument or to a sample return capsule container.

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