Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover

Advancing Next-Gen Space Robotics: Motiv’s “Spacebreaking” Contributions to the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover

Advancing Next-Gen Space Robotics: Motiv’s “Spacebreaking” Contributions to the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover (Pasadena, California – March 5, 2021) The robotic arm of the 2020 Mars Perseverance rover about to touch down on Mars was perhaps the highest visibility subsystem development—a brainchild that arose from Motiv Space System’s partnership with JPL and more. But the…

Jezero Crater Rim on Mars

The View from Mars

The View from Mars (Pasadena, California – March 1, 2021) Three days into its mission, the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover captured a 360-degree panoramic view of its surroundings, in Jezero Crater – presumed to be the site of an ancient lake system. The panorama is comprised of 142 separate images – showing the crater’s rim…

Astronauts on the Moon

DesignNews Reports on Motiv’s COLDArm Robot and its Significance to Future Moon Settlements

DesignNews Reports on Motiv’s COLDArm Robot and its Significance to Future Moon Settlements (Pasadena, California – February 4, 2021) DesignNews recently reported on Motiv Space Systems’ COLDArm. A robotic arm that functions in extreme temperatures while exceptionally reducing power consumption. Tom McCarthy, VP of Business Development at Motiv, told Design News that NASA’s Commercial Lunar…

xlink arm illustration on satellite servicing

Los Angeles Business Journal Discusses the xLink with Our CEO, Chris Thayer

Los Angeles Business Journal Discusses the xLink with Our CEO, Chris Thayer (Pasadena, California – October 20, 2020) Los Angeles Business Journal recently sat down with our co-founder and CEO, Chris Thayer, to discuss our exciting, made-for-space commercial robotic arm: the xLink. LA Business Journal highlighted the customizability and affordability of the xLink, noting that…