SBEL collaborates with NASA in preparation for 2024 lunar mission

For the next two years, SBEL will work on a NASA project tied to the 2024 lunar mission in which the VIPER rover will search for frozen water at the South Pole of moon. Our task will be to provide support with rover mobility simulation. Specifically, the lab will work with researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and MIT on testing a traction control algorithm that would prevent the rover from getting stuck in sandy terrain.

Viper drilling on the moon