The UK to Launch its First Lunar Rover

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The United Kingdom is planning to launch its first lunar rover on the surface of the moon by 2021. This will be the tiniest version of a moon rover and will be equipped with spider-like legs instead of wheels. UK will become the fourth country after USA, Russia and China to set a rover on the moon. Designed by SpaceBit, a UK-based startup company, the rover has been built to collect measurements and exploration data from the surface of the moon.

Powered by batteries, the rover consists of two solar panels that will generate energy from the sun and two cameras that will allow it to take robot selfies. According to SpaceBit, the spider-like legs of the 1.5kg rover will allow it to enter unexplored parts of lava tubes on the moon’s surface.

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