Kapvik ("Wolverine")

One of the Canadian Space Agency's two science micro-rovers that can work as helpers for humans (for instance, to dig for an astronaut) or even as a sidekick for larger rovers. Able to scout out tight spaces like caves or crevices. Kapvik can even be tethered to a larger rover to be lowered down very steep slopes where big rovers cannot go.

Technical details

Target destination Moon
Size (Length, width, height) 0.85 m x 0.78 m x 1.21 m
Mass 41 kg
Speed 0.1 km/h at top speed
Powered by Electrical power. Batteries recharged by on board solar panels (40 W)

Highlights

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Carleton University, Ryerson University, UTIAS, MDA, University of Winnipeg, Xiphos Technologies.

Photos of rover

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