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GM Lockheed Martin Announces Electric Fully Autonomous Lunar Rover

In 2020, NASA announced that the Artemis program to put American men (and women) on the moon requires a lunar terrain vehicle (LTV). The deal was awarded to General Motors and Lockheed Martin, and the first details of his “innovative” LTV were announced.

Of course, GM is no wonder to make a lunar rover. In 1969, GM was a Rover Boeing subcontractor used in the Apollo program. In addition to experience, GM brings battery technology and autonomous technology to the table. Latest LTV It will be a new class of fully electric and fully autonomous spacecraft.

Lockheed Martin, on the other hand, boasts decades of experience. Aerospace industry, Including space flight.The resulting partnership provides “a unique vehicle with innovative features” that allows astronauts to do so. “Exploring the moon in an unprecedented way to help humans discover where they have never been.” Or, as Captain Picard always says, “Go to a place no one has ever been to.” At that time, people did not have the right vehicle for the job.

The full specs for future buggies haven’t been revealed, but there are vague, interesting, and highly promising futuristic video presentations. You will find it below.

The idea is to allow buggies autonomously Safer exploration Maximize the estimated dangerous area and efficiency. This includes the South Pole of the Moon. More rugged terrain.. For example, the LTV had a range of 57 miles (91.7 km) in 1969, but did not reach just over 4 miles (6.4 km) from the lander. Also, the top speed was 8 mph (13 kph), which was worth it.

The new LTV has not yet secured funding from NASA and its schedule has not been announced. But, as Lockheed Martin Space Executive Vice President Rick Ambrose states, “Surface mobility is important to enable and maintain long-term exploration of the lunar surface.” The next lunar landing is scheduled for 2024, and more information will be revealed shortly.

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