LRPDP - Lunar Rover Platform and Drivetrain Prototype

Canadian Space Agency's analogue testing terrain

Canadian Space Agency's analogue testing terrain

LRPDP

LRPDP – advanced lightweight terrestrial prototype of a lunar rover

  • Description: Advanced lightweight prototype of a lunar rover with a U-shaped chassis designed to carry science instruments and payloads
  • Target destination: Moon
  • Size (length, width, height): 1.6 m length x 1.6 m width x 0.8 m height (excluding payload)
  • Mass: 112 kg
  • Can carry: 160 kg
  • Speed: 0.036 – 1.8 km/h
  • Powered by: Electrical power (lithium-ion batteries)
  • Highlights:
    • Compatible with rubber or metal wheels
    • Includes lightweight drivetrain designed for and tested in lunar-like environment (vacuum, temperature extremes and exposure to regolith simulant)
  • Built by: Ontario Drive & Gear Ltd. (ODG). Partners: Canadensys Aerospace Corporation, Provectus Robotics Solutions, Centre des Technologies Avancées (CTA), MAYA Heat Transfer Technologies, Integrated Testing Laboratory.