Puli Space Technologies

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Spacetime plaque

One of our first payloads will be the Spacetime plaque, a time capsule on Earth and on the Moon! Among others, we would like to create an eternal memory for the Mighty Magyars with the Spacetime plaque!

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Exploring rough terrains & harsh environments

Puli Space Technologies Ltd. is a space technology company based in Budapest, Hungary. It was founded in 2010 with the aim to become part of the fast growing private lunar industry. Puli Space Technologies develops a low cost, lightweight, planetary rover platform with unique mobility capabilities carrying payloads, as well as payload instruments, which can survive the harsh lunar environment, explore lunar resources and support In-Situ Resource Utilisation (ISRU) on the Moon.


Our first mission to the Moon

Our first mission to the surface of the Moon is planned to take place in 2021, onboard the Peregrine lunar lander of US-based company Astrobotic Inc., our official Moon delivery partner since August 2016.


Moon & Mars Analog Field Tests

Puli Space has already gained remarkable experience in Analog Planetary Research (APR) to support future human and robotic planetary exploration. With the terrestrial prototypes of our rover, we had several successful field tests on Moon and Mars analog terrains, often cooperating with analog astronauts (Mission Maunacast at PISCES, Mauna Kea, Hawaii; MARS2013 mission in the Sahara, Morocco; and AMADEE-15 expedition in the Alps, Austria).


Google Lunar XPRIZE challenge

Team Puli had been an official contestant of the Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP) challenge since 2010. GLXP called for privately funded teams to be the first to land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon, travel 500 meters, and transmit HD videos and images back to Earth. Although the contest ended without any winner in 2018, Puli Space Technologies continues its mission to send a lunar rover and payloads to the Moon.

Our Lunar Mission One

Reach the Moon

Be the first European commercial and first Hungarian payload on the Moon, deliver Spacetime plaque time capsule

Technology Demonstration

Demonstrate the operation and unique mobility capabilities of the Puli Lunar Rover

Capture Images

Capture images and videos of the landing site, lunar landscape and Earth

Scientific Measurements

Acquiring valuable scientific data about radiation and thermal environments

Explore Lunar Surface

Visit hardly accessible areas like smaller craters, lava tubes and shadowed regions

Search for Water Ice

Demonstrate novel, low cost sensors to search for water ice in lunar regolith

Our Competencies


Mechanical design, 3D CAD modelling


Printed Circuit Board design of the Power Supply Unit and other rover electronics


Avionics assembly, integration and testing


Thermal simulations & analysis of lunar lander, payloads and rovers on lunar surface


Mars Analog Field Test with analog astronauts (MARS2013, Sahara desert, Morocco)


Moon Analog Field Test with two rovers (Mission Maunacast 2013, PISCES, Mauna Kea, Hawaii)


Mission Control in Budapest during field test (Mission Maunacast 2013, PISCES, Mauna Kea, Hawaii)


Analog Field Test with analog astronauts (AMADEE-15, Kaunertal rock glacier, Alps, Austria)


Mission Control in Budapest during field test (AMADEE-15, Kaunertal rock glacier, Alps, Austria)


Irradiation tests of commercial off-the-shelf electronics with radioactive gamma source


Visual inspection of hardly accessible, remote areas, taking 360° panorama photos by Puli Rover


Monte Carlo simulations of particle radiation environments


Mechanical simulations and analysis using Finite Element Method


Lunar landing site analysis and modelling, Mission planning


Simulations of lunar dusty plasma environment - Electric potentials of crater and spacecraft


Developing and testing the Mission Control and Flight Software


High-altitude balloon experiment (partnership with Nescafé)

Team Members

Work hours

Analog Field Tests


Our Team

Tibor Pacher, PhD.
CEO & Founder
Miklós Pathy
Head of Software Eng.
Mátyás Hazadi
Head of Electrical Eng.
Dávid Lucsányi
Head of Science
Koppány Juhász
Head of Mechanical Eng.
Robin Oberfrank
Head of Operations
Szabolcs Grünvald
Systems Engineer
Zoltán Baji
Electronic Engineer
Sándor Döbrentei
Simulation Engineer
Bars Pálfi
Thermal Engineer
Mateusz Rosiek
Aerospace Engineer
Szabolcs Nagy
Applied Physicist
Attila Bárdi
IT Engineer
László Szűcs
Science Communicator
Róbert Móra
Social Media Specialist
Dániel Brezovcsik
Applied Physicist
Gábor Fehér
Applied Mathematician
Simon Schuster
Mechanical Engineer Intern
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Our Partners

MSC Software
Austrian Space Forum
Memory of Mankind

Antónia Erős

news anchor, journalist
13 August 2016

We've talked about this many times in the news and it seems less and less crazy. ... This is not a simple and short-lived enthusiasm, but a hard job, commitment, constant learning despite the fact, that failure can occur.

Attila Chikán

economist, university professor
18 November 2014

This project means for me to dare to dream big and do for them: many people say they know that we have the knowledge in this small country for it. Here's the chance to prove it.

Gábor Gerényi

computer engineer, journalist, co-founder of index.hu
6 October 2014

First I would send our Puli ahead to take a look around, sniff, examine, make friends, be nice to the locals, whoever they are.

András Hajós

singer, songwriter, comedian
12 September 2014

We need dreams, tales that the space is visible and that dream can come true. Landing Puli on the Moon is such a dream come true. It depends on us too if it happens.

Dániel Hamar

folk musician, space researcher, geophysicist
25 September 2014

Our scientists, thinkers, musicians carry the fame, that here in the Carpathian Basin, an ethnic group speaking a strange language - maybe thanks to their language - able to accomplish great things.

Jon Lomberg

space artist, science journalist
10 April 2016

During my visit in Budapest, I saw with my own eyes how the Puli inspired the students, the audience. This in itself already makes the project valuable.

László Kiss

22 July 2015

The Puli is both a professional challenge and a symbol. A successful mission can be a success for all of us, a nationwide positive experience that everyone can be proud of. Puli on the Moon - Wonderful thought!

Sándor Kürti

businessman, president of Kürt Zrt.
16 October 2014

One of the goals of Puli could be to bring our nation together. Thanks for the dream-like mission - Puli to the Moon! - which is unassailable, inspiring and pure. When was the last time we had the opportunity for such a noble collaboration?

Ádám Somlai-Fischer

principal artist and co-founder of Prezi
4 September 2014

Personally, what I like the most about Puli Space is that they have started a seemingly impossible project. A project that's about most people would say, it can't succeed anyway.

Count István Széchenyi

politician, writer, polymath, economist

Everything is difficult for one; nothing is impossible for many.

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Puli Space supports RADNEXT

Puli Space fully supports RADNEXT proposal and joins the nascent radiation effects R&D network of Europe, which aims to enhance and improve radiation testing and effect mitigation.

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Sztregova u. 1., 1116 Budapest, Hungary


+36 70 772 1727

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