SUZUKI MOON TECHNOLOGY

In 2017, the race to land the first privately funded spacecraft on the surface of the moon will reach its climax…
Google Lunar XPRIZE.
Sixteen teams from around the world are competing for prizes worth a total of US$30 million.
Each team has a three-part mission:
1. Successfully land a spacecraft on the lunar surface
2. Travel 500 metres
3. Transmit high-definition video and images back to Earth
The rules are simple: the first team to complete the mission before the end of 2017, wins.
However, the mission itself is anything but simple.
Temperatures on the moon exceed 100°C during the day and fall below -150°C at night.
The lunar surface is covered with extremely fine powder that all too easily can cause the wheels to slip.
How will Japan’s Team HAKUTO meet this celestial off-road challenge?
With a proven ability to carve roads out of nothing, Suzuki can be a natural part of the solution.

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2017.03.03
Pursuing an amazing dream by shaving every possible gram off the weight of a small roverPursuing an amazing dream by shaving every possible gram off the weight of a small rover
Why have HAKUTO and Suzuki become partners? Suzuki President, CEO and COO Toshihiro Suzuki says, “We are sympathetic to HAKUTO challenging the dream with a small rover, just as we’ve contributed to creating affluent societies through manufacturing small cars.
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The first race to explore the surface of the moon Google Lunar XPRIZE The first race to explore the surface of the moon Google Lunar XPRIZE

1 Successfully land a privately-developed spacecraft on the lunar surface Successfully land a privately-developed spacecraft on the lunar surface

2 Travel 500 metres from the landing location Travel 500 metres from the landing location

3 Transmit high-definition video and images back to Earth Transmit high-definition video and images back to Earth

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The only team from Japan HAKUTO The only team from Japan HAKUTO

HAKUTO, a team of about 100 professionals, is the only team from Japan competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE.
The team has embraced this unprecedented challenge with the slogan “Making what seems like a dream come true.”

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