JAXA and Toyota Commence Joint Research into Manned Pressurized Rover

Posted on 19. Jul, 2019 by in Toyota Canada


Tokyo, Japan, Jul 16, 2019―The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announce currently that they have sealed a three-year corner investigate agreement regulating from mercantile year 2019 to mercantile year 2021. On Mar 12, 2019, a dual parties announced their agreement to cruise partnership on corner investigate into a manned, pressurized lunar corsair that uses fuel dungeon electric car technologies. Over a march of a three-year corner investigate period, JAXA and Toyota will manufacture, test, and weigh prototypes, with a idea of building a manned, pressurized lunar corsair and exploring a aspect of a moon as partial of an general project.

Details of a Joint Research

Joint investigate period: from Jun 20, 2019 to a finish of mercantile year 2021. An overview of a investigate to be carried out in any mercantile year is supposing below:

  • Fiscal year 2019: Identifying technological elements that need to be grown for pushing on a aspect of a moon; sketch adult specifications for a antecedent rover*
  • Fiscal year 2020: Manufacturing exam tools for any technological element; prolongation a antecedent rover
  • Fiscal year 2021: Testing and evaluating both a made exam tools and a antecedent rover

*The antecedent corsair will be a mutated chronicle of a customary prolongation vehicle

Reference 1
JAXA intends to acquire information associated to pushing technologies in sequence to rise a manned, pressurized lunar rover. The corsair will be used for missions to try a moon’s frigid regions, with a aim both of questioning a probability of regulating a moon’s resources—such as solidified water—and of appropriation technologies that capacitate scrutiny of a surfaces of large celestial bodies.

Reference 2
On Jul 1, 2019, Toyota determined a dedicated Lunar Exploration Mobility Works; Toyota skeleton to enhance a department’s workforce to approximately 30 members by a finish of a year.

Reference 3:
Tentative devise aiming to launch a lunar corsair in 2029

  • From 2022: Manufacture and analysis of a 1:1 scale antecedent rover; merger and corroboration contrast of information on pushing systems compulsory to try a moon’s frigid regions
  • From 2024: Design, manufacture, and analysis of an engineering indication of a rover; pattern of a tangible moody model
  • From 2027: Manufacture, and opening and peculiarity contrast of a moody model

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