LUNAR CRUISER

Since 2019, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) and Toyota have been conducting joint research on a pressurized rover (nicknamed "Lunar Cruiser"). This would make it possible to carry out crewed exploration activities on the surface of the moon, one of JAXA's international space exploration missions. The moon's surface has one-sixth the gravity of Earth, experiences temperatures ranging from -170 to 120 degrees Celsius, is in complete vacuum, is bathed in strong radiation, and is covered with lunar sand (regolith). The Lunar Cruiser seeks to achieve a high level of mobility and allow astronauts to explore safely and comfortably. We will contribute to this endeavor by offering the reliability, durability, driving performance, and FC (fuel cell) technology that Toyota has cultivated through long years of vehicle development. Technologies developed for the moon can then be fed back to the Earth and be used to create better vehicles and develop technologies for sustainable society and the planet.

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Pressurized Rover Movie
Pressurized Rover Movie
Small Pressurized Rover Prototype
Small Pressurized Rover
Prototype

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37th SPACE SYMPOSIUM
37th SPACE SYMPOSIUM