February 11, 2019

Space Applications Services, with the support of the European Commission Research Executive Agency, is organising the conference: "The Lunar Exploration Renaissance".

The full-day Conference will take place in the premises of the European Commission in Brussels,

January 11, 2019

The LUVMI rover has its sights firmly set on the Moon during recent testing at Noordwijk. 

Wishing you all a successful 2019 from all at the LUVMI team. 

January 11, 2019

The LUVMI team recently met at Space Applications, Noordwijk for mobility and instrument testing.

Over 2 days the LUVMI rover was operated on challenging surfaces ranging from rugged terrain to sandy dunes.

The purpose of the tests was to demonstrate the autonomous mobil...

December 7, 2018

Recently joint tests took place between The Open University and TUM in Garching, Germany.

Pictured above: The integrated instrument in the thermal vacuum chamber. The drill is mounted on a linear guide to allow the drilling, heating and gas extraction in simulated lunar...

November 29, 2018

Testing of the Volatiles Analyser (VA) mass spectrometer has been continuing at the Open University prior to testing of the VA and the VS at TUM.

Shown is an image of the mass spectrometer operating in the Lunar simulation chamber at the OU. The glowing filament can be...

November 26, 2018

The newly built LUVMI rover had its first outing as it was successfully driven outside of the laboratory.

The successful manoeuvre was the result of months of collaborative work. The LUVMI rover is pictured here placed at the rock garden at the headquarters of Space App...

November 26, 2018

More LUVMI tests were underway at Space Applications Services headquarters in Zaventem, Belgium recently. 

After an intense few days, the successful testing showed communications between the

scientific instruments and the rover's computer.

The great result meant that it w...

October 22, 2018

After about a year of development, we are glad to share the first shots of the LUVMI rover after assembly.

The robot is now being prepared for tests with the control software.

October 19, 2018

The LUVMI rover is being assembled by a team of robotic engineers at Space Applications Services headquarters in Zaventem, Belgium.


The wiring of electric components is being done at the same time as the assembly of mechanical components, as well the testing of the ac...

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