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Two new rovers designed for space

2016-05-05 - In April 2016, ODG delivered two new rovers to the CSA. The Lunar Rover Drivetrain Prototype, which forms part of the Lunar Rover Platform and Drivetrain Prototype (LRPDP), was subjected to rigorous testing simulating the harsh conditions that exist on the Moon. These tests have never been done on previous CSA rover prototypes, and the lessons learned and findings will definitely help further mature Canada's rover technology to prepare for potential future exploration missions.

The second rover, the Small Planetary Rover Platform (SPRP), completes the CSA's fleet and is compatible with smaller payloads and sensitive instruments requiring protection from environmental exposure. (Credit: Canadian Space Agency)

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Photo taken on April 26, 2016

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