SPRP - Small Planetary Rover Platform

Canadian Space Agency's analogue testing terrain

Canadian Space Agency's analogue testing terrain

SPRP

SPRP – advanced lightweight medium-sized terrestrial prototype of a rover

  • Description: Advanced lightweight medium-sized prototype of a rover with an enclosed chassis designed to carry science instruments and payloads
  • Target destination: Moon, Mars
  • Size (length, width, height): 1.2 m length x 1.2 m width x 0.7 m height (excluding payload)
  • Mass: 95 kg
  • Can carry: 50 kg
  • Speed: 0.031 – 2.0 km/h
  • Powered by: Electrical power (lithium-ion batteries)
  • Highlights:
    • Compatible with rubber or metal wheels
    • Includes lightweight drivetrain designed for lunar-like environment
    • Includes enclosed payload area for environmentally sensitive payloads
  • Built by: Ontario Drive & Gear Ltd. (ODG). Partners: Canadensys Aerospace Corporation, Provectus Robotics Solutions, Centre des Technologies Avancées (CTA).