Hyundai Motor Group has teamed up with leading Korean research groups with the aim of developing and launching a lunar rover by the end of this decade. As noted in a press release, we’re told the rover is expected to be an autonomous vehicle that will be outfitted with a collection of advanced gadgets and technology to handle a variety of payloads.

The rover will also feature solar charging, thermal management systems, radiation shielding and will be able to carry equipment weighing up to 70kg, and as to what kind of schedule Hyundai is looking for for this rover, it was mentioned that the The goal is to have an initial test unit by the second half of 2024 and then launch a suitable unit in 2027.

“Hyundai engine The group has always stated that its goal is to help expand the human reach and reach of human mobility experiences,” said Yong Wha Kim, Executive Vice President and Head of Research and Development Planning and Coordination Center. development of Hyundai Motor and Kia. “The creation of the Lunar Exploration Mobility Development Model not only reflects this goal, but also demonstrates our ambition to achieve tangible results in the face of significant challenges. With the development of the rover, we are going beyond land, sea and air mobility to expand into space mobility.”

The rover is expected to get to work in the Moon’s south polar region to carry out a series of scientific missions.



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