Description: Under subcontract with MDA for the Lunar Exploration Light Rover, Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) developed this electric version of the commercially available off-road vehicle, the BRP Commander. The SL Commander is an automated all-terrain test-bed for lunar technologies that is able to navigate and drive itself, with or without a human!
Target destination: Planet Earth. The SL Commander is a terrestrial vehicle that has been modified to test space technologies to advance their development, which has, in return, helped the development of terrestrial vehicles.
Size (Length, width, height): 3.23 m x 1.55 m x 2.02 m
Mass: 1173 kg
Speed: 40 km/h (top speed)
Powered by: Lithium ion batteries
Can either be driven by a human onboard or remotely controlled from a control centre
Capable of carrying two passengers
Includes a complete suite of vision sensors, (like stereo cameras), a pan-tilt-zoom camera, wide-angle cameras and a laser scanner.
Built by: MDA and Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP).