Astrobotic Technology

Designing robotic systems for space exploration with SOLIDWORKS®.

Challenge

Design robotic systems efficiently to capitalize on emerging opportunities using an affordable, full-featured system that can integrate with Astrobotic’s existing technology ecosystem.

Solution

Use SOLIDWORKS Professional software for design and development of space robotics, both across the company and with partner Carnegie Mellon University.

Results
  • Selected by NASA as one of three industry partners for development of robotic lunar landing capability under the Lunar CATALYST program
  • Established itself as the leading Google Lunar XPRIZE team and was selected for three out of three Milestone prizes, largely on strength of its technology development progress
  • Developed variety of robots for space-related uses
  • Attracted 18 NASA contracts to date for space robotics development