We’ve been working hard on the Lunar Rover for the aerospace company SpaceLS. Some of the photos show the robot in its “Stored Position”. When instructed to do so, the robot folds down its mast and stores it beneath the robot. The solar wings also fold down. The goal of this position is to make the robot more compact for transport on SpaceLS’s rocket. All the components of the robot are machined out of 6061 aircraft aluminum, other than the solar top and solar wings, which are machined carbon fiber.
TESTING A ROVER OF A SIMILAR DESIGN AT ASHEVILLE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE (SOLAR WINGS REMOVED)
Posts on the construction of this robot: