Today's announcement of a firm fixed price contract to deliver NASA science, exploration, and technology demonstration payloads to the Moon is a culmination of Astrobotic's 12 year history as the pioneer in lunar delivery.
The payload missions will take place under NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program and involve commercial landers equipped with payloads from the space agency. The company's lunar lander, Peregrine, delivers payloads to the Moon for companies, governments, universities, non-profits, and individuals for $1.2 million per kilogram. The CLPS program, which is part of NASA's giant Artemis lunar landing program, aims to explore the moon with AI-powered landers. These plans will help support sending the first woman and the next man to the moon.
Next on its to do list, the agency must decide which equipment will fly on each flight.
The idea is that the first astronauts will visit the new space station by 2024, that is, at the end of Donald Trump's second term, if he succeeds in being re-elected as president next year. They're the same spacesuit helmets used in other Lego sets, including a series of futuristic Mars-based playsets also releasing on 1st June.
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The three CLPS contracts awarded more than $250 million.
"These landers are just the beginning of exciting commercial partnerships that will bring us closer to solving the many scientific mysteries of our Moon, our solar system, and beyond", said NASA's science chief Thomas Zurbuchen. But for those times when you're not procrastinating at work, the set also serves as a desk-friendly collectible allowing you to perch and display the lunar lander on an included replica of the moon's surface - complete with craters, footprints, and a U.S. flag. The company has proposed to fly as many as five payloads to Oceanus Procellarum, a scientifically intriguing dark spot on the Moon, by July 2021.
The process: The companies were selected from a shortlist of nine that were picked back in November to compete for up to $2.6 billion in contracts to shuttle payloads to the moon.