TECHNOLOGY

HAKUTO FM - Flight Model

HAKUTO PFM3

HAKUTO PFM3

MINITUARIZATION AND LIGHTWEIGHT

The rover highlights the strengths of Japanese engineering by fitting numerous complex components into a small space: Miniaturizing technology while keeping a lightweight design.

CONSUMER PRODUCT APPLICATIONS

Commercial parts keep costs down and contribute to a smoother development process.

VIBRATION RESISTANCE

After considerable testing, we built the rover to withstand 14Grms liftoff vibrations.

THERMAL CONTROL

Lunar temperatures can range between -150º and 100º C. To compensate for this, silvercoated Teflon covers the rover and helps keep inside temperatures stable.

360º VISIBILITY

The rover’s camera system uses four cameras that capture images from 360º for both research and maneuvering.

HYBRID COMMUNICATION

The hybrid communication architecture combines the 900MHz and 2.4 GHz frequencies for connectivity and speed.

SOLAR PANELS

Lightweight solar panels positioned on either side of the rover offer more exposure to sunlight.

CARBON-FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC

Carbon-fiber Reinforced plastic (CFRP), makes up the rover’s body. It offers unparalleled weight savings and strength.

WHEELS

The powder-like sand of the Moon presents new challenges for mobility, so we developed wheels with grouser tracks.

ULTEM RESIN

We’ve 3D printed the rover’s wheels from ULTEM, which can handle extreme heat and offers strength and rigidity.

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