Setting a precedent for the future private lunar mission
In 2019 NASA announced Project Artemis to send mankind to the moon in 2024. As a first lander to kickstart Project Artemis, CubeRover, a light-weight lunar rover developed by Astrobotics, will be dispatched to the moon in 2021 with a goal to investigate the properties of lunar Regolith in order to estimate the range of impact and velocity of the lunar landing ejecta.
In order to carry out its mission, the CubeRover team will rely on the ground teleoperation software to remotely operate the rover from Earth. As a designer on the teleoperation software team, I was tasked to build an image viewer interface that will enable the scientists to edit, manage, and compare images of the lunar surface taken by the rover.