Last October we had a chance to meet Lunar Zebro team that works on the smallest moon rover in the world in one of the best technical universities - Delft Technical University.
Technology miniaturization is one of the mission's main goals."In space mass plays a key role in everything: from costs to assembly as well as research and, what is more important, demonstrating such technologies is a vital step, and that's exactly what Lunar Zebro does," says Team Leader and Head of Operations Team Maneesh Kumar Verma.
Another important goal of the future mission is practical experience.
University is at the core of life and work of Lunar Zebro. "Due to this technology being absolutely new in the space world, we rely on the trust and support of the University to acquire external recognition and partners, - explains Maneesh Kumar Verma. - But for that, we received 90% of the working force and necessary office supplies such as computers, office spaces, access to cluster computing and software which wouldn't be possible to obtain alone in a two-year period. University provides as well with the perfect vision and road map for Lunar Zebro to be integrated which helps to attract professors and experts to participate in the project. We all have something to learn from each other.