The Lunar Zebro project at TU Delft is currently working on the development of the world’s smallest and lightest lunar rover.
The rover is designed to piggyback on any of the private or national space agency’s Moon landers. Once on the Moon, the rover’s main objective is to survive the harsh lunar conditions for one lunar day (14 Earth days) and communicate its location and health directly back to Earth.
In the course of the lunar day, the rover will test its unique six-legged locomotion. Once distant enough, this will allow it to take a unique picture of the lander and Earth. While walking, the rover shall avoid craters and boulders bigger than itself by using the onboard Semi-Autonomous Navigation System (SANS). At the end of the day, the rover will enter hibernation mode to face the -233°C lunar night. It will beacon when it wakes up, if ever.
Starting this summer, the (requirements) engineering in the Lunar Zebro project will be performed with ReqSuite® RM. More than 70 scientists, engineers and students will be using it to bring in and manage their ideas, concepts and requirements.
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