Outside of the box

Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock for the past five years of continuous success from NASA’s two Martian surface probes, Spirit and Opportunity, can tell you what a planetary rover looks like: there’s a compartment with electronics, a few solar panels, and maybe some instruments, all carried forward by a set of wheels […]

Posted at 3:31 am on March 4, 2009 | 1 comment | Filed Under: Vehicles | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , | Continue reading

Moon hackers invite rover designs from the public

Do you have a fabulous idea for a robotic rover suited for roaming the physically extreme plains of the Moon, but are just short of the millions of dollars required to send it into space? Here is your chance: put together your rover design proposal and submit it to Google Lunar X PRIZE contestant Team […]

Posted at 8:39 am on December 2, 2008 | 1 comment | Filed Under: Development | Tagged: , , | Continue reading


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