Company Name: Astrobotic Technology, USA
Available for future missions
Planned Mission(s): Available for future missions
First Mission Launch: CubeRover payloads are requested 8-12 months in advance of launch to integrate the payload with the CubeRover.
Payload Delivery Locations: The CubeRover can safely deliver payloads across the lunar surface - Polar regions, M1: Lacus Mortis, Skylights, Pits, or Caves, Equatorial, Craters, and Far Side regions
Rover Mass: 10 - 12 kg
Rover Dimensions: To Be Announced
Rover Mobility: Top speed - 10 cm/s
Nominal speed - 4 cm/s
Payload Bay - Available Mass: Up to 6 kg
Power Source Type: Solar-powered, Rechargeable batteries (Lithium-ion)
Power distribution (for payload): 0.5 W/kg continuous & 10 W peak power
Interfaces Available for Payload: Customer payloads communicate with the CubeRover using a wired RS-422 connection.
Communications Available: CubeRover uses 2.4 GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi radio using TCP/IP to communicate with the lander.
Cost: $4.5 M per kg of payload on the rover for Lunar payload delivery.
Expected Working Duration: Approximately 8 Earth days after touchdown
First Mission Rover Manifest:
1) Front and Rear facing cameras.
2) Two monocular, 16-megapixel cameras are used for navigation and localization.
3) Main structure material - Aluminum.
4) The system utilizes a combination of visual odometry and onboard sensors to determine its position relative to the Peregrine Lander.
5) Capable of accommodating 4 dual stereo 5-megapixel cameras.
6) The CubeRover driveline is a four-wheel drive and skid steer, unsuspended and driven by four, flight-qualified actuator modules. Customer payload will be integrated with the CubeRover and then the Peregrine or Griffin Lander.