G’day Roo-ver

G’day Roo-ver

We are thrilled to share the news that Australia’s first lunar rover has been named after a nationwide competition.

We say g’day to Roo-ver the name that Australia voted on after some 8,000+ submissions from around the country.  The chosen name was entered by Siwa from New South Wales who said:  “Our lunar rover deserves to be named after something iconically Australian, reflecting the Aussie spirit as we launch into this new endeavour. A kangaroo is part of the Australian Coat of Arms and it’s time for Australian science to take the next leap all the way up into space.”

AROSE is one of two Australian industry consortiums working on the early-stage design of the Roo-ver.

To find out more about the Roo-ver, what it will do and why it so important to NASA’s future Artemis mission, click here: Meet Roo-ver | Australian Space Agency