top of page

Astrolab field trip

PVNet Students Visit AstroLab

PVNet Interns recieved an engineering tour from AstroLab engineers at Venturi Astrolab, Inc.

Astrolab is a revolutionary space research center that is focused on designing, building and operating a fleet of multi-purpose commercial planetary rovers to extend and enhance humanity’s presence in the solar system.

HEADING TO THE MOON!

Their latest project is the multi-functional Flexible Logistics & Exploration rover (FLEX). Its primary goal is to support human operations, robotic science, exploration, logistics, construction, resource utilization, and other activities critical to enabling a sustained human presence on the Moon, Mars, and beyond.

You can visit their website HERE.

PVNet students were treated to a handsome experience of the rover. Interestingly, it's worth noting that there was a possibility that components from this rover that students are standing on may be in the final configuration going to mars on a SpaceX mission in 2025.

Here are just a few of the pictures students took while visiting...

IMG_5660.JPG

The control display on the rover

20240229_180351.jpg

The AstroLab engineer explaining how the rover operates

20240229_182557.jpg

Students participating in a VR simulation of driving the rover

IMG_5667.JPG

The AstroLab engineer & guide showing their model of the moon's surface

20240229_180643.jpg

The AstroLab engineer doing a live demonstration of how the rover works

20240229_181133(0).jpg

PVNet students checking out the rover

20240229_182820.jpg

The AstroLab engineer explaining what AstroLab is going to do in the future

bottom of page