Toyota to build Japan’s next moon rover

Last Updated: Wed, Mar 13, 2019 15:22 hrs

Automobile manufacturer Toyota is collaborating with the Japanese space agency to realize its space dreams.

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota are working together to build an advanced moon rover.

The carmaker will help build a pressurized self-driving rover that will land on the lunar surface in 2029. It will be able to carry two humans for a distance of 10,000 kilometers using solar power and Toyota's fuel cell technology, Engadget reported.

At the size of two minibusses, it will be designed with 13 square meters of habitable space, allowing onboard astronauts to take their space suits off inside the vehicle during exploration.

In the initial phase, the rover will land first and meet the human expedition team when they arrive.