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The Innovation Rover will use an efficient bucket wheel to excavate the moon. This rover has a high regolith capacity that can be transported due to the relatively small capacity that the bucket wheel and conveyer belt take up of the vehicle. Innovation can be run manually via the communication dish integrated into the body. It can also be ran autonomously by the computers, using sensors inside the vehicle to make sure it doesn't collect to much regolith and four cameras to scan for dangerous terrain. The bucket wheel can also be raised and lowered by a pulley to easily transport it inside the vehicle. Solar panels will be used on top of the rover to provide the electricity that powers it. The MTWES changes how high Innovation is off the ground for maximum safety. Pneumatic pistons will be used to hit the thick hopper walls to clear stuck regolith.