Our first goal: Place five rovers on the lunar surface.
- Our plan utilizes the concept of a shared ride – solo space transportation service costs are prohibitively expensive. The Robus shared ride concept lowers mission costs by transporting several rovers and probes within a single spacecraft.
- Promoting a collective effort – Robus hopes to facilitate worldwide joint operations by providing smaller space programs and universities with space transport access through the Robus-1 lunar mission. With current technology, lower cost space access – and our shared-ride strategy – Robus offers a financial model to put space research within reach of more organizations.
SpaceX Falcon Heavy delivers 54,400 kg to low Earth orbit
Estimated development cost of the Robus-1 lander
Estimated cost for an individual participant's 200 kg payload
Robus aims to provide space mission management, logistics, and transportation
The commercial space industry is maturing quickly. Robus will economically deploy your robotic device on to the lunar surface. The Robus vision is to exclusively provide lunar access services focused on the needs of research organizations and space programs that see the value in delegating their lunar transportation logistics to specialists and focusing their efforts on what they do best – developing their robotic research device. Robus offers the industry’s lowest cost per kilogram pricing structure.
- Client responsibilities: Each client is responsible for construction of their own scientific package or rover
- Costs: Total client cost is the transportation cost, plus the expense of their science package or rover
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy with the Robus-1 spacecraft can deliver 7 metric tons (15,432 lbs) to the lunar surface. This capability translates to several surface rovers and probes. Our plan is to place five 200 kg (440 lb.) rovers on the lunar surface for scientific research.