Tag Archives: lunar exploration

NASA Picks 11 Companies to Build Human Lunar Lander Prototypes

NASA has awarded contracts worth $45.5M combined to study and develop human lander prototypes in the next six months in support of its Artemis lunar exploration initiative. The space agency said Friday the companies will produce prototypes of a human landing platform with descent, ascent, transfer and refueling elements and shoulder at least 20 percent of the total development cost under the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships Appendix E contracts.

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Draper Forms Team to Pursue NASA’s Next Lunar Exploration Project

Draper has teamed up with three other companies to bid for a project to build small exploration vehicles and scientific instruments to help NASA explore the moon’s surface. Cambridge, Mass.-based Draper said Tuesday it will lead an industry team composed of General Atomics’ electromagnetic systems group, ispace and Spaceflight Industries to pursue the space agency’s Commercial Lunar …

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Moon Express Unveils Private Funding Program for Lunar Exploration Payloads

Moon Express plans to invest $1.5 million in NASA-selected payloads that will fly to the moon in response to the space agency’s call for lunar instrument concepts that utilize  commercial mission services. The company said Tuesday it will allocate up to $500,000 for each instrument chosen by the agency to fly onboard Moon Express’ first three …

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