- Would a rover on an asteroid float away because of the low gravity?
Main Question or Discussion Point
I’m wondering if a lander/rover landed on an asteroid with a very low gravity, and we wanted to make said rover move around the asteroid, would it “float” away because of the low gravity? Wouldn’t the normal force and the gravitational force equal 0? If we added a propulsion system, how would we know the amount of propulsion to “give” to the lander? I hope my questions are clear. Thank you!