The smallest and lightest planetary rover in the world.
Based on the original infrastructure of SORATO—the tested- and flight-ready rover designed by Team HAKUTO over the greater part of a decade out of by Tohoku University’s Space Robotics Lab, developed to compete in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition—ispace’s small and lightweight rover is equipped with four wheels, mobility to traverse difficult terrain, 360° high-definition video and photo capabilities, the ability to conduct detailed terrain mapping, and capacity to carry customer payloads to the lunar surface. The rover will continuously undergo advancements in artificial intelligence and swarm robotic functions in order to communicate with other rovers and map and collect data about lunar resources. Eventually, the rovers will be instrumental in extracting lunar resources.
A small commercial lunar lander used for delivering customer payloads to the Moon.
The lunar lander is a spacecraft designed to land on the Moon. With the capacity to carry instruments and other supplies, it acts as a transportation system to the Moon. ispace is designing a small, unmanned lander for low-cost, high-frequency transportation to the Moon. By reducing the mass of the lander, ispace is able to ride as a secondary payload on a rocket, dramatically decreasing launch costs.