Bridgestone to join Toyota and JAXA in meanderer mission to moon
WASHINGTON – Bridgestone Corp. said Wednesday it would tie up with Toyota Motor Corp. furthermore, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency on a joint mission to send a meanderer to the moon.
The world’s driving tire producer reported its support at the Space Symposium in Colorado. JAXA is intending to dispatch the five-year mission in 2029.
Bridgestone said it will plan a versatile wheel that can bolster the wanderer’s weight, speeding up and braking, limit its stun absorbance and improve mobility — important to explore the moon’s cavity secured, gravelly surface.
Toyota and JAXA said in March they would utilize an American rocket to dispatch the meanderer, in the midst of developing universal challenge in lunar investigation.
The wanderer will be 6 meters long, 5.2 meters wide and 3.8 meters in tallness, with a living space of 13 square meters, they said.