SpaceX Starship will launch this new private moon rover in 2026.

A new lunar rover has been unveiled for an upcoming mission to the moon aboard a SpaceX Starship.

Hawthorne, California-based Astrolab has reached an agreement with SpaceX to launch its Flexible Logistics and Exploration (FLEX) rover on an upcoming Starship mission to the moon. The mission is currently scheduled for as soon as the middle of 2026, according to an Astrolab statement(opens in new tab) published Friday (March 31). 

When it arrives, FLEX will be the largest and most versatile rover ever to roll across the lunar surface. It appears in pictures to be a little smaller than a standard four-door car, and has a mass of over two tons with a full cargo load. It will be able to carry up to two astronauts, who can drive the vehicle using an onboard panel. FLEX is also designed to be controlled remotely in the absence of any in-person operators, and is equipped with a robotic arm capable of manipulating the craft's modular cargo area, which can house a varying array of scientific tools and commercial technologies. 

Source: www.space.com


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