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The University of Saskatchewan Space Design Team is now working on a new aspect of space technology, the design of robots that can be remotely controlled, or operate autonomously in space. More specifically, the team is designing a lunabot. A robot that is capable of excavating the sediment on the lunar surface. The lunar surface is formally called lunar regolith. Lunar regolith is very different than sediments we are used to on earth.
The USST is hoping to and planning on participating in the Annual NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition.
For this project the team is broken up into two general design teams, the electrical and mechanical design teams.
Electrical Design Team
The electrical design team serves as an umbrella for the following aspects of the design:
- Main computer hardware
- Feasibility study of developing autonomy
- Power management and distribution system
- Sensors for knowing surroundings
Mechanical Design Team
The mechanical design team serves as an umbrella for the following aspects of the design:
- Determination and design of method of excavation
- Method of mobility including motor control
- Main structure