The Mobile Payload Element (MPE) is an announcement from the DLR Space Administration. In the context of a Phase 0/A study, the project develops and evaluates concepts for a national contribution to a European lunar lander mission. One of the goals of the MPE mission is to collect soil samples from a distance of at least 100 m from the lander, and return them to the lander. The DFKI RIC is acting as a sub-contractor concerned with the aspects of autonomy, mobility and software of the system.
|Duration:||01.05.2011 till 31.01.2012|
|Donee:||German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH|
|Partner:||Kayser-Threde (KT), Hörner und Sulger (vH&S), DLR Institut für Robotik und Mechatronik (DLR-RM), EADS Astrium Bremen (Astrium)|
|Application Field:||Space Robotics|