We hope you've enjoyed 3D printing the first LUVMI rover model and the rover wheel. Rover wheel: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2835902 LUVMI rover: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2799239 We have two more rover models coming soon to Thingiverse so keep your eyes peeled for these:
Functional testing of the Volatiles Sampler system has been conducted at OHB. All tests worked and OHB were able to control the rotation speed of the drill. The drill rotation enables the volatiles sampler to penetrate the lunar surface. The next phase of testing will include drilling into simulated regolith material.
In February and March OHB completed fit checks and tolerance checks on the mechanisms of the Volatiles Sampler. The volatiles sampler will heat the lunar regolith and will release water which will then be measured by the volatiles analyser. All the components were cleaned and assembled into their flight like configuration with the important dust seals to prevent damage to the delicate internal bearings and mechanisms.