Moon Express to Send Micro-hoppers to Moon

Moon Express founder Bob Richards says company will send micro-hoppers to the moon. Hoppers will weigh about 5 kilos and be capable of traveling tens of meters to multiple kilometers. Key issues in distance is losing contact over the horizon. Micro-hoppers are based on CubeSat tech and will carry variety of experiments. The main lander itself will be able to hop. Moon Express might use hopping to win Google Lunar X Prize.