NASA selects 9 US companies to make lunar robotic payloads

02 December, 2018, 09:39 | Author: Bertha Harmon
  • NASA looks to outsource Moon delivery services

Nasa along with Musk's SpaceX and Boeing is developing transportation systems that would allow the U.S. to fly astronauts from American soil for the first time since the space shuttle was retired in 2011.

"Nasa will be conducting a cultural assessment study in coordination with our commercial partners to ensure the companies are meeting Nasa's requirements for workplace safety, including the adherence to a drug-free environment", the agency had noted in a statement.

On Thursday, NASA named nine United States companies that will bid to deliver science and technology payloads for the space agency as a one of the first steps towards long-term scientific study and human exploration of the Moon and eventually Mars.

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"Lunar payloads could fly on these contracted missions as early as 2019", NASA said in an earlier news release. And NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said Musk will not be doing it again, The Atlantic reported Thursday.

Those companies are Astrobotic, Deep Space Systems, Firefly Aerospace, Intuitive Machines, Lockheed Martin, Mastern Space Systems, Moon Express, Draper and Orbit Beyond.

The vehicle had been in development for about a decade to explore a polar region of the Moon. SMD serves as the NASA interface between the agencys mission directorates, the scientific community, and other external stakeholders in developing a strategy to enable an integrated approach for robotic and human exploration within NASAs Moon to Mars Exploration Campaign.

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In December 2017, President Donald Trump signed Space Policy Directive-1, wherein the President directed NASA "to lead an innovative and sustainable program of exploration with commercial and worldwide partners to enable human expansion across the solar system and to bring back to Earth new knowledge and opportunities".

"At the Council of RAS on space today discussed the complex concept of a common program of research and exploration of the moon, a sequence of automatic devices "Moon-25", "Luna-26", "Luna-27" - to the manned program, then the unfolding of the stations on the moon, observatories".

The goal is to get science and technology experiments to the surface of the moon as soon as possible.

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