Spacebit

Spacebit is developing the world's first walking lunar rover that will go the Moon in 2021

Created: 2020-01-09

Updated: 2021-01-08

Company - Spacebit

Founded
Country
2014
UK
Website
Spacebit
Social
Spacebit

Service

Classification
Commercial Rover
Category
Commercial Rover
Fields
Lunar Rover
Moon
Status
3) Development
First launch
2021
Partners
Astrobotic

Spacebit announced plans in October to send a wheeled rover to the moon in the 2021 onboard Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C lander. Spacebit announced a contract in 2019 to send Asagumo, a 1.3-kilogram rover that travels on four legs, to the moon on Astrobotic’s Peregrine lunar lander flight in 2021.
Spacebit opted for wheels on its second lander because the company is eager to see how a different technology responds to the lunar surface, Tanasyuk said. In addition, a wheeled rover is likely to require just two motors while Spacebit’s Asagumo rover will require between six and 12 rovers to walk on four legs.

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