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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.

Last Updated on February 2023

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