Prototype of Lunar Water-Prospecting Robot to Search for Water Ice at Moon’s Northern Pole
ScienceDaily (Oct. 9, 2012) — Astrobotic Technology Inc. has completed assembly of a full-size prototype of Polaris, a solar-powered robot that will search for potentially rich deposits of water ice at the moon’s poles. The first of its kind, Polaris can accommodate a drill to bore one meter into the lunar surface and can operate in lunar regions characterized by dark, long shadows and a sun that hugs the horizon.
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Prototype of Lunar Water-Prospecting Robot to Search for Water Ice at Moon’s Northern Pole

ScienceDaily (Oct. 9, 2012) — Astrobotic Technology Inc. has completed assembly of a full-size prototype of Polaris, a solar-powered robot that will search for potentially rich deposits of water ice at the moon’s poles. The first of its kind, Polaris can accommodate a drill to bore one meter into the lunar surface and can operate in lunar regions characterized by dark, long shadows and a sun that hugs the horizon.

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