"It's going to be quite a spectacle when we land because we're going to have multiple small rovers dropping and rolling or crawling or walking off and taking all kinds of pictures and data," says Astrobotic CEO John Thornton. The rovers will send their data back to the lander, which will transmit it back to Earth.
The SpaceBit rover will be unlike the others: instead of wheels, it will walk around the moon's surface on legs. SpaceBit hopes that the legs will help future generations of rovers explore tubular caves on the moon created by ancient lava flows, which hasn't been done before. "The legs could be better for steep, rocky terrain and basically any place where wheels start to struggle," says Thornton.
SpaceBit founder and CEO Pavlo Tanasyuk announced the details of the mission at New Scientist Live from 10 to 13 October at ExCel London.Source