a lunar rover project with JAXA


Vehicle projects are multiplying to transport or support astronauts in their daily tasks. Nissan and JAXA have just announced the joint development of a lunar rover in this regard.

The conquest of space and the moon is a great adventure on which astronauts, states and private companies are eyeing. If the first dream of it for personal experience, the other two covet them more for highlight their know-how and successes at the service of this unique and difficult quest.

After Tesla sends its Roadster model into orbit, here is Nissan, in partnership with the JAXA, the Japanese space agency, actively preparing a lunar rover which should be commissioned in the course of the decade.

A little step for man…

The Car manufacturers are often acclaimed for developing machines for the Moon. These have acquired a know-how and knowledge for the development of vehicles heavy stresses (temperature, humidity, loads, shocks), that the Moon can impose.

We learned a few years ago that the manufacturer Toyota was working – and still in partnership with JAXA – on the next pressurized and secure machine dedicated to transport of scientists on the Moon: the Lunar Cruiser.

This time around, and for everyone to have a taste of this juicy business, it’s his lifelong competitor, Nissan, which was selected to develop a electric lunar rover four-wheel drive.

Rover signed Nissan

More compact, lighter and very different from its Toyota counterpart, this Alien nissan meets another expectation. That of himself move independently on the surface of the Moon to perform scientific and cartographic surveys.

It will be equipped with the technology e-4FORCE, all-wheel drive unveiled on the Leaf and on the manufacturer’s latest electric SUV, l’Ariya. This time, this all-wheel drive is doomed to all other countries.

Little information is currently available concerning the electric motorization of this rover. But this is only a postponement. A little more patience to find out more in the coming months!

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