CubeRover, co-developed with Carnegie Mellon University and Astrobotic, is the lightest commercial planetary rover ever created. More importantly, it is the cutest commercial planetary rover ever created. Here’s more from engadget:
A NASA team at Kennedy’s Granular Mechanics and Regolith Operations (GMRO) Laboratory will now spend months testing the rover on their simulated lunar surface. The tests will determine what types of slopes, gaps and other surface irregularities the rover can navigate, and drop testing will make sure the rover can bounce around without tipping over. The CubeRover is designed to work with multiple lunar landers, so if all goes according to plan, it will be used on multiple space missions.
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