Venturi and Space

Multiplanetary Mobility

In 2026, Venturi will write the most awesome page in its history: the Flex rover, which conception was made possible through international cooperation, will go to Moon.

In 2019, an electric lunar rover programme was imagined and implemented under the initiative of Venturi Group President Gildo Pastor. A Swiss entity, Venturi Lab S.A., was also founded. At the same time, a strategic partnership was created with an American company based in Los Angeles (Hawthorne), Venturi Astrolab Inc.

Astrolab and Venturi Lab work hand in hand with the Head Quarters of the Venturi Group in Monaco. Together, the three companies are designing, developing and building the FLEX multipurpose lunar vehicle.

On 3 April 2024, Venturi Group announces that the American company Venturi Astrolab, Inc. (Astrolab), a strategic partner of Venturi Group, has awarded a NASA contract to support the development of Artemis campaign’s lunar terrain vehicle. Its rover, known as FLEX, is equipped with batteries and wheels developed by Gildo Pastor’s teams in Monaco and Switzerland.

In 2026, FLEX will be flown to the Moon onboard SpaceX’s Starship launch and landing vehicle. It will demonstrate its efficiency, reliability and capabilities to conduct scientific experiments and commercial activities.


Venturi Astrolab awarded by NASA From Monaco to the Moon on an upcoming SpaceX mission Venturi reinvented the Wheel Venturi press kit

“Since 2001, we have created high-performance vehicles with two wheels, four wheels – and even tracks – capable of driving at -50°C or up to 549 km/h, depending on the model. Today, I want to put our expertise at the service of space research, where excellence is the norm.”

– Gildo Pastor, President of Venturi and Venturi Lab.