Xtend Design

A Skoda Enyaq-inspired moon rover aptly called Luniaq. Announced during the Czech Space Week, the concept was presented in the largest virtual reality laboratory in Europe, the Virtuplex.

Created: 2021-12-25

Updated: 2022-02-27

Company - Xtend Design

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2005
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Classification
Surface Spacecraft
Category
Commercial Rover
Fields
Lunar Rover
Status
5) Concept
First launch
?

The rover's front design was inspired by Skoda's Enyaq, and it is based on NASA's MMSEV (Multi-Mission Space Exploration Vehicle) platform. The result? An electric lunar vehicle with large windows capable of seating up to four astronauts.

The windows are made from transparent aluminum. If that sounds familiar, that's because you've probably seen this tech in a "Star Trek" movie. While scientists are not actually capable of replicating the aluminum used in the fictional world of "Star Trek," they can get pretty close to it in reality by using transparent ceramics made from aluminum compounds.

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