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Astrolab’s New Space Rover More Advanced Than NASA Moon Buggy? Here’s What FLEX Vehicle Can Do

Astrolab’s new space rover is called FLEX (Flexible Logistics and Exploration). Now, the California-based startup claimed that the new lunar vehicle is more efficient than the current NASA Moon Buggy.

Astrolab's New Space Rover More Advanced Than NASA Moon Buggy? Here's What FLEX Vehicle Can Do

(Photo : Screenshot from Twitter post of @SpacesFuture)
Astrolab’s New Space Rover More Advanced Than NASA Moon Buggy? Here’s What FLEX Vehicle Can Do

As of the moment, Venturi Astrolab Inc. is one of the space companies that enhance space exploration and operations.

This manufacturer is specifically specialized in building, designing, and operating new planetary rovers. Astrolab’s works are expected to improve the human presence across the solar system.

Astrolab’s New Space Rover FLEX

According to Reuters‘ latest report, Astrolab already tested the new space vehicle back in December 2021. The previous test lasted for five days.

Astrolab's New Space Rover More Advanced Than NASA Moon Buggy? Here's What FLEX Vehicle Can Do

(Photo : Screenshot from Twitter post of @MichTheMartian)
Astrolab’s New Space Rover More Advanced Than NASA Moon Buggy? Here’s What FLEX Vehicle Can Do

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The space company observed the performance of the new FLEX lunar rover as it rode over the California desert near Death Valley National Park.

Astrolab Inc. developed the new lunar vehicle for NASA’s upcoming Artemis mission. It is expected to be used when astronauts return to the moon around 2025.

Once NASA’s space experts re-visited Earth’s natural satellite, the new FLEX rover will help them establish a long-term presence.

Aside from this, Astrolab’s space rover will also help NASA once it delivers astronauts to the Red Planet.

Why FLEX Rover is Better? 

The new FLEX rover is quite different from the previous lunar vehicles used by NASA. The older models are only capable of delivering space equipment. 

Because of this, actual human exploration on certain planets is still limited. But, this issue will soon be solved by the FLEX vehicle since it is designed to work as an all-purpose rover. 

“The multi-functional Flexible Logistics & Exploration (FLEX) rover is being developed to support human operations, robotic science, exploration, logistics, construction, resource utilization, and other activities,” said Astrolab’s via its official website

Based on this statement, the new lunar vehicle can actually bring humans to many locations across the moon without the need to go on foot. 

In other news, the new NASA Artemis I mission will soon send your name to the moon. Meanwhile, the previous SpaceX Starlink launch was able to send additional internet satellites into space. 

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