LUNAR ZEBRO

WORLD’S SMALLEST AND LIGHTEST ROVER YEt, BUILT BY TU DELFT STUDENTS

 

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MISSION PROFILE

DESTINATION

THE MOON

LAUNCH

Q1 2022 

Mission duration

14 EARTH DAYS

distance

384,400 KM

The rover will piggyback a ride to the moon with one of the private or national space agency’s moon lander. Rover’s main objective is to survive the harsh lunar conditions for 14 Earth days (one lunar day) and communicate directly back to Earth with its location and health conditions.

In the 14 days, it will test out the unique locomotion capability of the rover and get some distance between itself and the lander to take an exclusive picture of the lander and Earth. While its ‘walking’, the rover shall avoid craters and boulders bigger than itself by using on-board Semi-Autonomous Navigation System (SANS). At the end of the 14 days, the rover shall go into hibernation mode and will beacon at the end of the lunar night if it survives -210 degree Celsius.

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