We chose the challenge "a mission to the moon" because we believe in the importance of exploring that vast universe of ours, that's because humans are curious beings by nature. knowing more and getting the benefit of using other celestial objects floating around us in that spacious space of ours .. or maybe it is not just ours? who knows!
We started planning our rover mission based on other 30 rover missions that visited the moon before our day, failing ones to an unexpectedly succeeding ones, we used all the data we could gather and analyzed it to determine the location of our landing, and to put our vision and objectives before our eyes. We made a great milestone by choosing the location we saw the best for our landing and still it is not totally explored from all sides, we plan to explore that crater and to take back samples of the bedrock there to analyze it and to know the properties of the rocks there and its components to help us get more in depth look about the existence of water inside the moon bedrock.
Surely, during our research and construction of the imagery rover we put on our minds, we faced some obstacles that we had to come up with a solution to. One of those problems is the short life of the rover’s battery, and to overcome it we decided to attach solar cells to the back of the rover to ensure that it will have additional lifespan alongside the time the rover’s battery will provide.
Another challenge is that the rover was using parabolic dishes to communicate, but these are stationary, so they can’t move from place to another; for that we had used omni-directional antennas which can move.
The moon is a colossal celestial body that needs hundreds of years until we discover every property of its body... or maybe by that time it will be long gone? Many mysteries still surround the moon and we still unaware of what it is, we only hope that our rover mission will help even if a little bit to uncover the truth behind the observed phenomenon that we look at amazed and the great discoveries we hear about, we hope our rover will dig deep to take the moon discovery to the next phase.
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