Mini robots will be sent to the Moon for the first time.


Five of these mini robots will soon fly to the moon and explore its surface. This is the first scientific mission of its kind. The diameter of the two-wheeled rover is 12 centimeters. The robots will be able to communicate with each other and with the ground command center.
The project is called “Hive”. It was launched by Mexican scientists.

[Gustavo Medina Tanko, Head of Project Hive]:
“We looked at how nature works. She has created many creatures that are simple in themselves but work together. Bees, ants, worms are primitive animals with relatively low intelligence, but their strength is in numbers. Together they can achieve great transformations.”

The development of mini robots began in 2016. The devices are made of stainless steel, titanium alloys and aluminium. Equipped with a mechanism for collecting samples of lunar rocks. Perhaps they will find rare earth metals.

[Gustavo Medina Tanko, Head of Project Hive]:
“Before, no one did this. Not only in Mexico, but in the world. We are the first to develop such small robots and plan to send them to the moon.”

The launch of the robots is scheduled for June. The Vulcan launch vehicle will launch the Peregrine lander into orbit, which will deliver mini-rovers to the moon. At the same time, it will become the first American apparatus to land on an Earth satellite in the last half century.

Mexican scientists plan to send such mini robots not only to the Moon, but also to asteroids. The project also involves 200 students of engineering, physics, mathematics and chemistry faculties.

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