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Pressurised Rover/Space Cruiser Concept – Toyota & Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

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Could this be our modern-day Space Cruiser? The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) are looking into how they can collaborate on international space exploration.

source/image(PrtSc): Toyota UK

As a start, JAXA and Toyota will accelerate their ongoing joint study of a manned, pressurised rover that employs fuel cell electric vehicle technologies.

Even with the limited amount of energy that can be transported to the moon, the pressurized rover would have a total lunar-surface cruising range of more than 10,000 km.

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The concept Rover size is equivalent in size to a pair of small buses or motorcoaches, and will measure six meters in length.Interior volume will be 13 cubic meters, capable of housing two astronauts, four in an emergency.

Concept proposal for the pressurized rover being studied by JAXA and Toyota

  • Length: 6.0 m; width: 5.2 m; height: 3.8 m (about the size of two microbuses)
  • Living space: 13m3
  • Capable of accommodating two people (four people in an emergency)