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Above Deck

Thermally Controlled

Below Deck

Thermally Controlled

Peregrine Lander

Orbit and surface operations at any lunar destination

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Overview


The Peregrine Lander precisely and safely delivers payloads to lunar orbit and the lunar surface on each mission. Payloads can be mounted above or below the decks, and can remain attached or deployed according to their needs.

During orbit and landing, cameras, IMU, and LIDAR enable the craft to perform an autonomous safe landing within 100m of the target.

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Avionics


Peregrine avionics achieve terrestrial computing speed with high reliability. Rugged, radiation-tolerant computing enables autonomous landing with unprecedented precision and safety in the demanding space environment.

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Structure


Peregrine’s structure is stout, stiff, and simple, allowing for easy payload integration. The configurable decks accommodate payload-unique mounting and placement. Rover missions release from the underside of the deck. Thermal control is available through cruise and surface operations. Four legs absorb shock and stabilize Peregrine on touchdown. Peregrine mates to the launch vehicle using a standard clampband.

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Payload Accommodations


Peregrine’s interface options accommodate a wide range of payload types. Alternate mounting locations are available as a non-standard service.

For Mission One:
35 kg
payload mass capacity
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Above Deck

Thermally Controlled

Below Deck

Thermally Controlled

Propulsion


Peregrine is powered by an Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion system featuring next generation space engine technology. Peregrine has four tanks surrounding a cluster of five Aerojet Rocketdyne ISE-100 engines. Clusters of ISE-5 attitude control thrusters orient the craft. The main engines are concentric with the spacecraft central axis and perform translunar injection, trajectory correction maneuvers, lunar orbit insertion, de-orbit, brake, and decent.

450 kg
fuel mass
3,250 m/s
delta-v
MMH
fuel
MON-25
oxidizer
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Guidance Navigation & Control


Peregrine’s GNC system uses heritage algorithms that are further enhanced by recent developments in navigation with machine vision. Peregrine also uses off-the-shelf sensors and algorithms for navigation during cruise and orbit. It determines position and attitude from radio time-of-flight, Doppler, sun sensor, star tracker, and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU).

On approach to the Moon, Peregrine switches to the Astrobotic Autolanding System, which uses proprietary techniques for precision navigation.

100m
Landing accuracy

On-board navigation & control systems

Radio doppler Radio/
Doppler
Sun sensors Sun
Sensors
Star tracker Star
Tracker
Intertial measurement Inertial
Measurement
Landing cameras Landing
Cameras
Laser sensors Laser
Sensors
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Think you want to fly?

Use our interactive mission design worksheet to experiment with destinations, specify your payload characteristics, and choose services. You can see the estimated mission cost and save your work for later refinement.

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