Our mission here on Mauna Kea is to prove that the RESOLVE concept/design of a lunar robotic mining mission will work. That’s why Mauna Kea was chosen as our test site. The geography here is so unusual. It’s all about lava and lava dust; materials that create an environement that resembles the moon.
In the valley, we have some tents set up where the rover spends her nights. We happen to spend a lot of time in the tents. It’s loud because of the generators. It’s incredibly sandy and dusty with lava dust. It is windy. And it is cold. I worked 16 hours today and I am tired. Here are some pictures of our valley tents.