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    TECHNOLOGY

    ispace is developing small, lightweight landers and rovers to establish a low-cost platform for scheduled transportation. This platform will improve quality by adopting agile development to speed up the process, reduce costs, and shorten lead times. Also, we are implementing precision Japanese manufacturing processes and repurposing commercial-off-the-shelf products to reduce weight and scale. All this effort minimizes the clients' burden and provides more flexible transport services.
    Rover

    A highly functional planetary exploration rover despite its small size.

    While being the world's smallest and lightest mobility platform, our rover can flexibly meet the demands of the client with its standard interface and the ability to cooperate with other rovers to explore wider areas.

    -2021
    Based on the development of the world's smallest rover through the operation of Team HAKUTO in the Google Lunar XPRIZE, the first private race to explore the lunar surface, ispace aims to standardize ultra-small scale rovers to make lunar surface exploration a reality.
    2021-
    Meeting the needs of clients through advancements in autonomy, telecommunication, the ability to withstand temperatures in the polar regions, and the standardization of payload interface. Improving efficiency for exploration through swarm-robotics.
    2022-
    Rovers not limited to the conventional 4 wheel design. The introduction of rovers with the mobility to traverse difficult terrain will enable exploration of not only craters and skylights, but also scout potential candidates for a future manned moon base. Rovers will not simply be mobile, but they will also be equipped with tools, such as drills and manipulators, to meet the various needs of surface exploration.
    Lander

    The ultra-small scale lander is able to meet the client's needs on a variety of missions.

    While being small in size and light in weight, our lander will be able to carry over 30kg of payloads.Its light weight and small size allow for frequent transportation of payloads to designated sites at designated times. Moreover, with standardized interface, the burden on the client will be significantly lighter. In the future, the lander may even become a transportation platform for lunar orbits, lagrange points, and other destinations in deep space.

    -2021
    By developing a technical verification model of the small scale lander, ispace will conduct two technology demonstration missions between 2020 and 2021. The technology for lunar landing will also be established. This will be the first step in the construction of information and transport services.
    2021-
    The establishment of a transportation platform that allows for stable landings on the lunar surface. To meet the needs of a variety of missions, advancements will be made in precision landing, communication speed, and the ability to withstand temperatures in the polar regions. Regular lunar landings will lead to more scheduled transportation services.
    2022-
    The construction of an even more flexible transport platform realized by prolonged mission lengths, further improvement on landing precision and communication speeds, and increasedpayload capacity.