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CADRE Mission Overview

CADRE (Cooperative Autonomous Distributed Robotic Exploration) is a NASA STMD Game Changing Development sponsored technology development at JPL on its way to the moon via the Commercial Lunar Payload Service (CLPS) program for a technology demonstration in 2024. It will be a first of its kind demonstration of multi-agent autonomous rovers, featuring three fully autonomous, shoebox-sized rovers demonstrating a distributed measurement of the lunar surface and sub-surface with stereo cameras and a ground-penetrating radar respectively. The JPL team is building the flight hardware and software for a team of three rovers to autonomously cooperate on the daytime lunar surface.


Jean-Pierre de la Croix (347N),, Principal Investigator

Subha Comandur (4034),, Project Manager


People on this Project

Emily Newman
Justin Schachter