Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith, MT Aerospace CEO Hans Steininger and OHB executives Lutz Bertling and Kurt Melching signed the cooperative agreement on Tuesday during the International Astronautical Congress in Bremen, Germany, OHB said in a news release.
Upon its landing, the spacecraft plans to take photos and video of the landing site while also measuring the moon's magnetic field as part of a Weizmann Institute scientific experiment. It will also use an iterative design to allow for growth of the vehicle as needed.
"NASA asked industry for innovative and new approaches to advance America's goal of returning humans to the Moon, and establishing a sustainable, enduring presence there", says Lockheed Martin's VP of Commercial Civil Space, Lisa Callahan". The design, as presented, shows no need for refueling on the lunar surface to accomplish this mission profile.
Last December, Donald Trump signed off on a space policy directive that calls for NASA, along with its private partners, to send astronauts to the Moon and, "eventually", Mars. The aerospace company has specifically designed the lunar lander to transport four astronauts between a space station, in this case, the NASA Gateway, to the lunar surface.
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The Nokia 7 .1 will be available from JB Hi-Fi (including SIM-only plans) and Harvey Norman from October 17 with an RRP of $499. The new Nokia 7.1 follows the same design language as the X.1-series smartphones like the Nokia 5.1 Plus , and Nokia 6 .1 Plus.
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Manfred said it's "conceivable" a decision is announced before the end of the playoffs, though he would not say if it's likely. Epstein said. "I know we have a wonderful family program and we have wonderful people working for support".
India, in a First, Sends Seven Rohingya for Deportation to Myanmar
From decades they have been denied participation in government jobs, education, health facilities by the Burmese government. The seven were taken on Wednesday in a bus from the prison to the border town of Moreh in Manipur state, Mr Mahanta said.
NASA will enable SpaceIL to receive communications services with the spacecraft and conduct deep space exploration through NASA's huge antenna network, which will help communicate with earth.
Lockheed's vehicle would be be twice as tall as the Lunar Module used during the Apollo missions to the Moon almost half a century ago, reports Ars Technica, which carried two astronauts for brief stints of just a few days. The lunar lander is a single stage and a fully reusable system that incorporates the flight-proven technologies and systems found in NASA's Orion spacecraft.
Joe Latrell is a life-long avid space enthusiast having created his own rocket company in Roswell, NM in addition to other consumer space endeavors. Joe lends his experiences from the corporate and small business arenas to organizations such as Teachers In Space, Inc.