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Toyota plans to build a lunar rover for Japan

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has revealed it is teaming up with car maker Toyota to create the pressurized vehicle needed to transport two astronauts across 10,000 kilometres of lunar surface. The two previously announced their collaboration, but on Tuesday they signed a formal agreement, which defines a three-year joint research agreement to co-develop pressurized lunar rover prototypes.

The six-wheeled transporter will be intended to convey two people for a separation of as much as 10,000 kilometers and utilize sunlight based power and Toyota’s current energy component innovation for power.

The meanderer will be around the size of two minibusses giving its team 13 square meters of livable space.

In contrast to past moon missions, the JAXA wanderer will give an enormous measure of opportunity for the space travelers ready.

The relatively huge measure of livable space implies JAXA space explorers ought to have the option to take their suits off inside the vehicle as they investigate the outside of the moon.

The meanderer will be sent on the moon before the human undertaking contacts down and have the option to head out freely to their arrival zone to meet them.

On the off chance that all goes to plan Japan intends to arrive a vehicle on the moon in 2029.

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