MOON REGAN TRANSANTARCTIC EXPEDITION

Winston Wong | Imperial College London


Ice Trucks

“Next time, we’ll be taking two support vehicles. And I’m going to try to remember more of it. Make a picture in my mind as often as I can.” Andrew Regan after the record-breaking 2005 expedition to the South Pole

Science Support Vehicles

The Moon-Regan team will be using two six-wheel-drive Science Support Vehicles (SSVs) to transport them and their equipment, one of which has been tried and tested in a previous record-breaking drive to the South Pole. The original SSV was adapted by a team of engineers in Iceland, who dedicated 2,000 man hours to creating the perfect ice-busting expedition vehicle.

Specifications

Six-wheel drive: all wheels can be independently driven
Engine: low emission, turbo-charged, fuel-injected, 7.3 litre, V8 diesel
Gears: 20
Tyres: 44” high, 21” wide
Size: 6.5m long x 2.54m wide x 2.52m tall
Weight: 4.7 tonnes
Suspension: fully independent air suspension with 26” of travel on each wheel
Power supply: high wattage solar panels for independent power supply
Locators: GPS and satellite communications

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