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LELR - Lunar Exploration Light Rover

The largest and fastest of the Canadian Space Agency's fleet, this rover is a terrestrial prototype of a mobile Moon lab, but could be upgraded to carry astronauts (like the Moon buggy used during the Apollo missions).

Technical details

Target destination Moon
Size (Length, width, height) 3.1 m x 1.99 m x 3.01 m (roughly the size of a mid-sized car)
Mass 967 kg
Can carry 300 kg
Speed 15 km/h at top speed
Powered by Electrical power (Lithium-Ion batteries)


Built by

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA).


Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), UTIAS-ASRL (Autonomous Space Robotics Lab), Ryerson University, University of Western Ontario, York University, University of Winnipeg, University of British Columbia, McMaster University, Hamilton Sunstrand, University of Toronto, Turquoise Technology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Penguin ASI.

Photos of rover

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