NASA’s ‘ROVO’ Concept

The conceptual ‘ROVO’ system has been designed by Lee Rosario as an interplanetary exploration solution for NASA that would provide operators with an advanced way to navigate alien terrain.

Standing for Remote Operations Vehicle and Observatory (ROVO), the system is powered by a micro-nuclear reactor core and offers astronauts a rugged way to explore on their own terms.

The accompanying spacesuit features a connected functionality that will allow operators to simply turn their head in the direction they want to go instead of having to manually turn a steering wheel.

The conceptual ‘ROVO’ system features six electrically powered wheels along with a research support drone that will sit in the tail section of the vehicle to take readings and explore areas even further.