- Exploring the Moon is a Challenge
- Efforts are being made to take many more companies along in the mission.
- Automobile companies are also joining these missions.
Both companies have signed joint research agreements with 6 Korean research institutes.
Exploring the Moon is a Challenge
Space agencies worldwide are focusing on exploring the Moon as part of their space programs. Many space agencies, including NASA, the Chinese Space Agency, and ISRO, have launched their missions. Exploring the Moon is a challenge that many more companies are trying to take along. Automobile companies are also joining these missions and are planning to develop such vehicles, which will be successful there.
In this sequence, Hyundai Motor (Hyundai) and Kia have announced cooperation. Together, the two companies will develop vehicles to explore the surface of the Moon. Both companies have signed joint research agreements with 6 Korean research institutes. Along with this, an advisory body has been formed to develop a mobility solution for the surface of the Moon. The announcement comes after South Korea successfully launched its domestic rocket last month.
Efforts are being made to take many more companies along in the mission.
According to reports, building a vehicle to work on the surface of the Moon is a daunting task. There is no limit to how extreme the wind and temperature can be on the moon. Apart from this, there is also the challenge of dust, which is made up of sharp and hard particles. The collaboration between Hyundai and Kia is expected to begin in August when the advisory body will reveal its concept vehicle for the Moon.
Automobile companies are also joining these missions.
Hyundai and Kia have formed an internal advisory body with key employees to develop mobility solutions for the lunar surface. The two companies will collaborate with each other from hardware to software. Yong Wha Kim, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D Planning and Coordination Center at Hyundai Motor and Kia, said, “We have taken the first step towards realizing our vision of robotics and the concept of metal mobility.
Significantly, the US space agency is cooperating with automobile companies regarding its Moon mission. Currently, two partnerships have progressed for NASA’s vehicle on the Moon.