ECA Rover (Ek Choti si Asha)
The Rover is solar-powered, with a single inclined solar panel, has rechargeable batteries to support peak power and operations when solar panel is not illuminated by sunlight.
Maximum drive speed - 6 cm/s. Capable of visually exploring the vicinity of the landing site to a range of at least 500 m.
Monitoring and commanding of the rover is done exclusively through a lander relay link.
ORBITBeyond, Inc., USA
To Be Announced
Less than 10 kg
Solar powered electric 4-wheeled rover with rechargeable batteries
SpaceX Falcon 9
PAYLOAD BAY (AVAILABLE MASS)
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ECA rover is equipped with a pair of articulated stereo cameras and a Sun sensor. Hazard avoidance cameras, sun sensors and the onboard IMU allow for enhanced navigational capabilities for the rover.
ECA will capture HD stereoscopic images and near real-time videos to beam them back to Earth via the lander. ECA is a technology demonstrator tasked with visually exploring the vicinity of the landing site to a range of at least 500 m.