The American LADEE probe has already entered orbit around the Moon to investigate its barely existing atmoshere and dust envelope while the first Chinese lander will liftoff in one and a half month to our celestial companion. Its arrival will mark the end of the 37-year-long hiatus since the last human-made object soft landed on the Moon.
The Chang'e-3 rover on a field test in the Kumtag desert last year.
Last Updated (Friday, 18 October 2013 12:20)
If you liked the little crocheted Puli we presented a while ago, and you have since wondered how was it made - the wait is over! Below you can find the detailed instructions to crochet our mascot. Bring the hooks!
Last Updated (Wednesday, 28 August 2013 08:57)
The Hungarobots team won the 2012 Google Lunar X PRIZE LEGO Mindstorms Challenge and was awarded with a trip to Hawaii and a guided tour at the PISCES testing facility. They have told us about their adventures and experiences at the islands: here is the first part.
Last Updated (Sunday, 16 June 2013 11:56)
Photos from the Chinese magazine “China Space News” show the assembled lander and rover units undergoing inspections and then being lowered into a thermal vacuum chamber for environmental testing, in preparation for the planned launch in December 2013.
Last Updated (Friday, 24 May 2013 13:19)
Although the Puli rover didn't reach the southern camp of the MARS2013, last week was far from boring. We completed three successful test runs at the northern camp, one of which was a joint mission with the Polish Magma White rover. The two rovers danced around each other for hours – for the equal delight of the controllers at home and the field crew in Morocco.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 27 February 2013 13:49)
The first Martian week of the Puli ended with successful checkouts, the second started with the first full-scale runs. Although we did cover considerable distance, our efforts were hindered by communication problems at the field. Meanwhile, the twin rover visited the World ATM (Air Traffic Management) Congress in Madrid, as a guest of our newest silver sponsor, HungaroControl.
Our I2 rover in the Saharan desert. Photo: (c) Katja Zanella-Kux (ÖWF)
Last Updated (Wednesday, 27 February 2013 13:51)