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My lunabot has tank style treads that are made from durable and light metal that can move swiftly through the lunar sand. Because the ice crystals in the regolith need to be kept cold to make it back to the base, my regolith holding tank will be completely insulated to keep the ice cold. The arm to scoop the regolith is based on the arm of a digger construction vehicle. This arm will scoop up the regolith and dump it in the regolith container. This arm is flexible and moves quickly all while spilling none of the regolith from it’s scoop. It has two power sources, solar for when it's on the light side of the moon and a lasting battery for the dark side. There is another separate battery that powers a beacon so that when it breaks down the astronauts on the moon can come and rescue it.