Lunar Outpost, the company helping Nokia put 4G internet on the Moon, is teaming up with Lockheed Martin to help design a next-generation Moon rover planned for use in the Artemis missions.
Lunar Outpost, in addition to its plans with Nokia and NASA for moon mining, is one of the companies that has made a real move. It has already signed an agreement with NASA . Now, though, it will be working with Lockheed Martin to bring the Lunar Mobility Vehicle (LMV) to life.
The development of Lockheed Martin’s next-generation moon rover is exciting because of how it will help astronauts usher in a new era of space exploration. The new rover, which will be used by NASA to extend the Artemis Program’s mobility on the Moon surface in 2025,, is exciting.
The new rover will allow astronauts to travel more easily along the surface of the Moon, and they’ll be able to conduct critical research and prospect for important resources using the new rover. Lunar Outpost, on its behalf, will supply COSMOS, an advanced software system for the rover.
COSMOS is a “comprehensive mission control software for robotic vehicle teleoperation, data management and payload operations,” according to Lunar Outpost. The company will also help with the next-generation moon rover’s onboard navigation, thermal management, dust mitigation, and light systems.
The goal is to create an efficient and safe rover for astronauts to rely on during their exploration of the Moon’s surface. The company also says that the rover can operate fully autonomously, allowing it to help astronauts even when not piloted by a human hand.
The next generation moon rover’s development is still ongoing. When Lockheed Martin and Lunar Outpost reveal the details of this rover, it will be fascinating to learn more. In the meantime, we can remain excited about the upcoming Artemis II mission, which will see a crew of four orbiting around the Moon in the Orion space capsule.
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