NEWS

11 October 2009, Sunday

Прототип ровера - Селенохода

We recently unveiled our beautiful lunar rover early prototype. Although its beauty will be of little importance once our rover rolls down onto the surface of the Moon, cross-country agility and reliability are definitely required. So, we were very satisfied by the performance of this Selenokhod prototype, and in particular by its ability to climb sandhills. While sand is not an ideal substitute for Lunar regolith, it was quite suitable for the first test of our early prototype. Overall, it was an excellent beginning.

Прототип ровера - Селенохода

One of the primary goals of Google Lunar X Prize contest is to inspire people in creative ways, and to help everyone see the true potential and great promise of space. For this reason, we selected the 4th Moscow Science Fest as the best place for the first public demonstration of our rover. This event drew large crowds, and it ensured that many 
people were given an opportunity to learn about our team, our technology and the Google Lunar X Prize contest.

Прототип ровера - Селенохода