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Australia’s first lunar rover

Roo-ver is the name of our Australian designed and developed rover that will go to the Moon with NASA. 

Two Australian teams – AROSE and ELO2 – are working on early-stage rover concepts as part of Stage One of our Moon to Mars initiative’s Trailblazer program.

Our video series documents the pioneering work being undertaken in what is one of the most advanced robotics programs happening in Australia. 

Stage Two will see one consortium selected to develop the fully realised Roo-ver that will go to the Moon later this decade. 


Latest news from Australia’s space sector

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Future space explorers meet Australian astronaut at LEGO’s largest store

NEWS • Inspire

19 July 2024

The meet and greet was part of a new campaign between LEGO Australia, the Australian Space Agency and Australian astronaut Katherine Bennell-Pegg.

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Australian precision parts for our biggest journey yet

NEWS • Space spotlight

4 July 2024

NASA’s new space capsule is built to take humans further than ever before, with help from advanced Australian manufacturing.

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New Video Series: Australia's First Moon Rover

NEWS • Industry growth

3 July 2024

Watch the story of the two Australian teams designing concepts for Roo-ver

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Historic signing to see India launch largest Australian-made spacecraft

NEWS • Industry growth

27 June 2024

New collaborative project between Australia and India to be a defining moment for the two partner nations’ space economies.

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The Agency and LEGO Australia partner for “The Space Generation"

NEWS • Inspire

24 June 2024

The collaboration will include a meet and greet with Australian astronaut Katherine Bennell-Pegg.

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17th Australian Space Forum Program Released

NEWS • Industry growth

19 June 2024

The first national industry event for Australian Astronaut Katherine Bennell-Pegg since her return home.

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