The “Beehive” project has already been integrated into the Peregrine Lunar Lander spacecraft in Pittsburgh, United States, according to NASA. Photo Astrobotic
A group of micro-robots developed by the National Autonomous University of Mexico, called “Colmina,” will reach the lunar surface this year, according to Mexico’s Space Agency (AEM).
The project, which was developed at the Maximum House Institute of Nuclear Sciences for Studies, required the participation of a team of about 200 students led by Dr. Gustavo Medina Tanko. At the same time, it has received joint support from AEM, the National Council for Science and Technology and the Hidalgo state government, according to the statement.
Small robots will be deployed on the lunar surface with the support of the telecommunications unit. They will move there with some autonomy until they are electronically connected, with the programmed goal of assembling a solar panel that can generate power, Salvador Landeros, AEM’s general manager, said in the statement.
According to the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, the “Beehive” project has already been integrated into the Peregrine Lunar Lander spacecraft in Pittsburgh, AEM said in the statement.
Publication date: 07/01/2022
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