Tag Archives: Sierra Nevada

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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NASA's Lunar Payload Delivery Support Contract Paves Way for Industry Partnerships

Some industry executives have said that NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services program has provided companies an opportunity to advance their technology platforms and form partnerships with additional firms, SpaceNews reported Thursday. “Going back to the moon with commercial technology opens the floodgates,“ said Grant Anderson, president, CEO and co-founder of …

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USAF Advances Textron, Sierra Nevada/Embraer Offerings to 2nd Light Attack Experimentation Phase

The U.S. Air Force has announced plans to further test non-developmental aircraft offerings from Textron Aviation and the Sierra Nevada–Embraer team through the second phase of the Light Attack Experiment program. The service branch said Friday it will continue to experiment with Textron’s AT-6 Wolverine as well as Sierra Nevada and Embraer’s A-29 Super Tucano at Davis-Monthan Air Force …

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