Iris Lunar Rover
Company Name: Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), USA
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: 2 kg
Rover Dimensions: ~ 25 X 17.5 X 10.5 cm
Rover Mobility: Drive about 49 m
Payload Bay - Available Mass: No external payload
Payload Bay - Size: No external payload
Power Source Type: Non-rechargeable batteries
Communications Available: The lander-payload connection is provided via Serial RS-422 or SpaceWire for wired communication throughout the mission. Following landing, a 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.11n compliant WLAN modem enables wireless communication between the lander and deployed rovers on the lunar surface.
Peregrine lander relays payload telecommands and telemetry in near real-time.
Expected Working Duration: 8+ Earth days
First Mission Rover Manifest:
The rover will be equipped with Two cameras with 1936 × 1456 resolution. Iris rover will be collecting scientific images for geological sciences, as well as UWB RF ranging data for testing new relative localization techniques.