It has Radioisotope power system that will permit operations during the long and frigid lunar nights.
Range: >100 km. It is a Long-duration rover.
It will be operated for most of the time from Earth, while during particularly difficult operations, the rover will be operated from astronauts on the lunar Gateway
ESA & JAXA & CSA
To Be Announced
Can carry ≈ 90 kg (200 lb) of Science instruments.
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The international Science Definition Team (iSDT) is currently discussing an appropriate instrument suite, which will most likely include cameras, spectrometers, a laser reflector, and potentially some geophysical instruments.
The rover would traverse several kilometers across the Schrödinger basin on the far side of the Moon to explore and collect samples to load on the next EL3 lander. It will return about 15 kg of samples from the surface to the lunar Gateway to eventually be brought to Earth by the astronauts on board the NASA Orion spacecraft.