Moon Mission: Hakuto robot rover undergoes testing in Japan ahead of lunar travel

7755

Hakuto's PFM3 pre-flight model underwent testing in Tottori Sand Dunes, Tottori Prefecture. Hakuto's privately developed rover is scheduled to be launched from Earth by SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and then deployed onto a lunar orbit. Once landed on the moon's surface, the rover is set to travel more than 500 metres (1,640 feet) on autopilot while bypassing craters and rocks. The rover is also to capture so-called mooncasts, high-resolution, 360-degree images of the lunar surface, which the researchers say the rover will then send back to Earth. The device will compete with other rovers in Google Lunar XPrize competition. COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tv RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT Listen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

2017-02-21

1:3

Sweden Rinkeby riots: Cars on fire as violence erupts in Stockholm suburb

2017-02-21

2:16

'Princess Leia is my President': Anti-Trump protesters take to streets in US

2017-02-21

7:4

‘When we condemn Trump, we attack 61mn who voted for him’: UK MPs debate over POTUS state visit

2017-02-21

12:33

‘I don’t care who likes me or who doesn’t, I’m doing my job’: Russian envoy to UN Churkin dies

2017-02-20

1:1

Migrants express their joy and optimism after storming Ceuta border fence

2017-02-20

3:9

'They think we're terrorists, have no pity': Eastern Ukrainians to RT as conflict marks 3 years

2017-02-20

3:41

‘Russian coup plot claim is an attempt to jumpstart Montenegro’s stalled NATO bid’ – fmr US diplomat

2017-02-20

24:37

Bullhorns: Swamp Draining (CrossTalk)

2017-02-19

26:19

Soviet Files: USSR Leaders & Healers (RT Documentary)

Партнер проекта Obovsyom.ru - Обо Всём

Obovsyom.ru - Обо Всём

Партнер проекта

Рейтинг@Mail.ru