Company Name: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
(UNAM) & Agencia Espacial Mexicana (AEM), Mexico
Potentially available for future missions
Planned Mission(s): Peregrine Mission One
First Mission Launch: 2023
Payload Delivery Locations: First mission planned to land at Sinus Viscositatis, adjacent to the Gruithuisen Domes
First Mission Lander: Peregrine Lander
Rover Mass: 60 g
Rover Dimensions: Diameter - 12 cm
Power Source Type: Solar panels
Communications Available: Following landing, a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi modem enables wireless communication between the lander and deployed rovers on the lunar surface.
Expected Working Duration: About 13 Earth days or 1 lunar day.
First Mission Rover Manifest:
The bots are made of stainless steel, titanium alloys, and space-grade aluminium, and are equipped to gather lunar minerals that could be useful in future space mining. All electronic devices are positioned 0.8 inches directly above the soil. They are expected to independently perform coordinated functions and work on the surfaces of non-atmospheric space bodies.
The mission includes 5 small robots, weighing less than 60 g each that will be catapulted onto the lunar surface. The nanorobots will take the first-ever lunar plasma temperature, electromagnetic and regolith particle size measurements.