Product/Service - Lunar Autonomously Flying Robotic Systems
- Surface Spacecraft
- Commercial Rover
- Early stage
- First launch
- Not announced
WeSpace Technologies is developing Autonomously Flying Robotic Systems, also known as thruster-propelled drones or hoppers, for a variety of lunar surface exploration missions. For the first time, with our robotic systems, accessibility to the underworld of the Moon, i.e. lava tubes and Permanently Shadowed Regions (PSRs) will be possible.
WeSpace's flagship project is an autonomous hopper for lunar exploration. The vehicle, which is designed specifically for extreme environmental conditions, will serve as a platform that can carry a wide range of sophisticated payloads optimally suited for exploration in the fields of astrobiology and planetary geology, among others.
Post-landing mobility in lunar exploration with our new method of mobility called “Land & Fly” mobility will then be changed forever. Benefiting from the modest gravitational acceleration of the Moon, thruster-propelled drones will carry out powered or ballistic flight arcs. This will make it possible to explore rough terrain and reach areas that have never been explored before.
The mission-specific payloads will include diverse sensors for remote sensing of a wide variety of elements and minerals, for detecting extraterrestrial life forms, as well as for other exploration missions. The initial model of this autonomous vehicle is designed for the exploration of lunar lava tubes and caves.