Artemis Jr

Canadian Space Agency's analogue testing terrain

Canadian Space Agency's analogue testing terrain

Artemis Jr

Artemis Jr - Light-weight terrestrial prototype of a lunar rover

  • Description: Light-weight terrestrial prototype of a lunar rover
  • Target destination: Moon
  • Size (Length, width, height): 1.47 m x 1.62 m x 1.53 m
  • Mass: 230 kg
  • Can carry: 150 kg
  • Speed: 4 km/h top speed
  • Powered by: 5.1 kWh Lithium-Ion batteries with solar panels to power on-board equipment
  • Highlights:
    • Can either be operated by a human nearby or scan its environment and navigate on its own
    • 4-wheel drive with a unique wheel system that allows it to spin 360 degrees on the same spot
    • Completed its first field test on the slopes of a volcano in Hawaii during a NASA-led mission in 2012
  • Built by: Neptec Design Group. Partners: ODG, COM DEV, NGC Aerospace, McGill University, ProtoInnovations, Provectus.