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Toyota to build Japan’s next moon rover

ANI
Published Mar 13, 2019, 11:13 am IST
Updated Mar 13, 2019, 11:13 am IST
The carmaker will help build a pressurized self-driving rover that will land on the lunar surface in 2029.
In the initial phase, the rover will land first and meet the human expedition team. (Photo: ISRO)
 In the initial phase, the rover will land first and meet the human expedition team. (Photo: ISRO)

Automobile manufacturer Toyota is collaborating with the Japanese space agency to realize its space dreams.

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota are working together to build an advanced moon rover.

 

The carmaker will help build a pressurized self-driving rover that will land on the lunar surface in 2029. It will be able to carry two humans for a distance of 10,000 kilometres using solar power and Toyota's fuel cell technology, Engadget reported.

At the size of two minibuses, it will be designed with 13 square meters of habitable space, allowing onboard astronauts to take their space suits off inside the vehicle during exploration.

In the initial phase, the rover will land first and meet the human expedition team when they arrive.

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