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Astrobotic will deliver the NASA Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER, to the lunar south pole. VIPER will survey the lunar surface and subsurface for water ice, which could be used for breathable air and rocket propellant by future human missions to the Moon and beyond.
Astrobotic is leading the development of MoonRanger, a mid-sized lunar rover that will explore the lunar South Pole. MoonRanger will pioneer autonomous rover operations on the Moon, building high fidelity 3D maps of the lunar surface and demonstrating high- speed, long-range, and communication-denied exploration. MoonRanger is being developed in collaboration with subcontractor Carnegie Mellon University, and will be delivered to the Moon through the NASA CLPS program.
Astrobotic will deliver a suite of NASA-provided lunar payloads to the lunar surface. The payloads include instruments that will conduct new lunar science and test state-of-the-art navigation and landing precision technology.
Agencia Espacial Mexicana (AEM), the Mexican Space Agency, will fly the first Latin American scientific instrument to the surface of the Moon.
Astrobotic has been selected by Toronto-based Canadensys Aerospace to fly a lunar payload that promotes Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
Astrobotic is accepting small personal mementos for inclusion on its first mission to the Moon. These keepsakes are a unique opportunity to commemorate life's meaningful moments with a lasting symbol that will be delivered by our lunar lander.
Spacebit is a privately held UK company that is working on space data analytics tools and robotic concepts of space exploration that include AI and advanced microrobotics. The company believes in creating a commercially sustainable data and robotics business in space exploration. Its goal is to create new opportunities for industry and academia by developing infrastructure for commercial resource exploration on the Moon and beyond.
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) students, staff, and professors collaborate with Astrobotic to develop space robotics technology. CMU is currently developing the Iris rover for Astrobotic’s inaugural lunar mission. CMU is also a subcontractor on Astrobotic’s MoonRanger lunar rover mission.
Dymon Co., Ltd. is a privately held, Tokyo-based robotic design company. Dymon’s approach to robotic development is to allow open innovation and collaboration with likeminded innovators. Dymon has been developing the Yaoki rover for eight years, and completed the rover's base technology in 2018. The Yaoki project has been selected by the the Toshin Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Start Up Factory, and is based in the Haneda area of Tokyo where innovative and ground-breaking technologies–like Dymon’s Yaoki–can be developed for the global market.
ATLAS Space Operations, Inc. is a state-of-the-art satellite data company that utilizes the latest software-based technologies to provide cost-effective communications solutions. Having moved hardware to the cloud, ATLAS completely bypasses the need for onsite antenna maintenance and associated engineering costs – saving customers time and money. The ATLAS antenna network offers global coverage and data services for a fraction of the price of legacy solutions.
Team Puli, from Hungary, will send a unique time capsule for the “Memory of Mankind (MoM) on the Moon” project. The capsule will hold ceramic tablets containing archival imagery and texts readable with a 10x magnifier. Our partnership includes an option to add a lightweight planetary rover with its unique wheel-leg (wheg) based mobility concept, capable of negotiating rough terrains under extreme conditions.
Astroscale will send the Pocari Sweat Lunar Dream time capsule which contains messages from more than 80,000 children from around the world.
Lunar Mission One will send the first digital storage payload to the Moon. The payload will support Lunar Mission One’s "Footsteps on the Moon" campaign.
The MoonArk, an epochal collaborative space project at Carnegie Mellon University, embodies the arts, humanities, sciences, and technologies in a set of intricately designed objects intended to spark wonderment and discovery for future generations.
The Arch Mission Foundation designs, builds, delivers, and maintains curated, long-term archives that are housed in specially designed devices called Arch Libraries, or Archs (pronounced “Arks”). Archs are being developed with a variety of form factors to survive for long durations in space, as well as on the surfaces of planets, moons, and asteroids.
AngelicvM, from Chile, will send their rover, Uni, to the surface of the Moon and broadcast back to Earth a high-definition music video that carries a message of faith, hope, peace and unity to the world.
Elysium is providing lunar memorial services to deliver a symbolic portion of remains to the surface of the Moon.
Deutsche Post DHL Group, the world’s leading mail and logistics company, is the “Official Logistics Provider for Astrobotic’s First Mission to the Moon.” DHL is providing logistics services for Astrobotic’s Peregrine spacecraft and customer payloads, making sure that all materials for the new Peregrine lunar lander as well as the ‘space freight’, or payloads, will arrive safe and on time to begin their journey to the Moon.
Astrobotic will demonstrate its standalone Terrain Relative Navigation (TRN) sensor as a payload on its first mission to the Moon. TRN will enable spacecraft to perform landings on planetary surfaces with an unparalleled accuracy of less than 100 meters. The TRN sensor is being developed under a $10 million NASA Tipping Point contract with NASA Johnson Space Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Moog.
Use our online mission design tool to select a destination, define your payload's characteristics, and choose services. You can see the estimated mission cost and submit your mission for analysis by Astrobotic.