Mobility as a Service

Astrobotic offers Mobility-as-a-Service to Revolutionize Planetary Access and Capabilities

Astrobotic’s mobility-as-a-service enables science and exploration on several flexible platforms to optimize performance for your mission. We deliver rovers to planetary surfaces that can support robust payload needs such as power, communications, and thermal environments. As the world’s first in lunar lander delivery services, our planetary mobility services offer “last meter” delivery services after landing.

If you have an interest in planning your next delivery on a rover or learning more then please email us at pm@astrobotic.com

CubeRover

The CubeRover was designed as a modular product line to accommodate payloads with varying mass, power, thermal, and communications demands. Payloads can be mounted inside or outside of the CubeRover via mounting points on the chassis. Internally mounted payloads benefit from increased thermal stability.

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CubeRover Payload Accommodation

CubeRovers are available in three standard sizes: 6U, 12U, and 18U. A standard CubeRover can support up to 5 kg of payload mass. Increasing payload demands can be supported by modifying the flexible design or increasing the unit size. Dimensions of each unit are as follows:

6U: 20 X 15 X 10 cm
12U: 30 X 15 X 15 cm
18U: 35 X 21 X 15 cm

CubeRover Structure

The primary components located inside the CubeRover chassis include rechargeable batteries, drive motors, cameras, and a single board computer affixed to the bottom of the radiator. External components include the chassis, wheels, radiator, and solar array.

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Polaris

Polaris was designed with a flexible BUS to accommodate diverse lunar payloads with distinct mission profiles. Polaris can support up 90 kg of shared payload mass, can accomplish long duration traverses, and provides direct to Earth (DTE) communication.

Polaris Payload Accommodation

Payloads can be mounted inside the payload bay under the rear rover chassis or affixed to the radiator above the rear rover chassis. It is suggested that deployable payloads mount under the rover and that static payloads mount above the radiator plate.

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Polaris Structure

The core components of Polaris include an adjustable number of rechargeable batteries, fixed solar array, drive motors, radiators, gimballed high gain antenna for DTE communication, rear and front facing stereo cameras, LED lighting for traversal in shadowed regions, and sliding autonomy for navigation during periods without antenna signal.

Future Developments

In addition to our market leading delivery services, we are also developing several rovers and components that will fly to the Moon as early as 2021. We have cultivated a wealth of expertise in the lunar environ­ment and in space qualification programs.

Our expertise has enabled us to contribute to several active flight programs and can support your needs for:

  • Lunar rover concept design and development
  • Flight software development and integration
  • Lunar environmental test services
  • Mobile payload integration
  • Missions and systems engineering

Configure Your Mission

If you have an interest in planning your next delivery on a rover or learning more, email us at pm@astrobotic.com