Astrobotic’s Polaris lunar prospector. (Credit: Astrobotic)

Astrobotic Completes Lunar Prospecting Rover Prototype


Posted by
Doug Messier
on October 9, 2012, at 5:13 am

PITTSBURGH, PA (Astrobotic PR) – Astrobotic today announced completion of a prototype lunar prospecting rover, Polaris, to search for water ice at the Moon’s poles. The rover will prospect for water, oxygen, methane, and other volatiles which could be useful for energy, supporting life, and producing rocket fuel. ”This rover is a first step toward using off-Earth resources to further human exploration of our solar system,” said John Thornton, President.

Read more: Astrobotic Completes Lunar Prospecting Rover Prototype at Parabolic Arc.

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