A lunar rover which will explore the moon on foot in 2021 was unveiled in London on Thursday.
The first entirely UK-developed piece of hardware is scheduled to land on the moon in 2021, with Spacebit's rover set to hitch a ride aboard commercial exploration firm Astrobotic's Peregrine lander and walk about on the lunar surface for a bit.
"Our goal is to go there and see what is available there for all humanity to explore", he said.
Only three other countries have previously put a rover on the Moon - the US, Russia and China. VIDEO 1:07 01:07 NASA just showed off its new Mars rover doing bicep curls The Bottom Line Spacebit co-founder and CEO Pavlo Tanasyuk said the launch "will carry the first lunar lander from American soil since Apollo".
Once the lander reaches the moon's surface, the rover will drop from beneath it to the surface and attempt to explore a lava tube.
The rover is battery-powered, but a small solar panel will also harness energy from the Sun.
Mr Tanasyuk said it was a one-way mission for the rover.
"In the future we're going to commercialize this robot by selling the data we get from the moon's surface... very valuable data for the future human missions on the moon".
"It is a rugged environment in the lava tubes so you can't really use wheels there - that was why we had to design these legs instead of wheels".
The SpaceBit rover can withstand temperatures from up to 130C (266F) to minus 130C (minus 202F) at night, and will explore for the duration of a lunar day.
SpaceBit said it planned to launch a competition asking United Kingdom schoolchildren to name the rover before it left Earth.