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Enclosure Deck

Proximity to the lunar surface

Above Deck

Views of the horizon and sky

Below Deck

Views of the lunar surface

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, inside or outside of enclosures, and can remain attached or deployed according to their needs.

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Avionics


Peregrine avionics achieve terrestrial computing speed with high reliability. Rugged, radiation-tolerant computing enables autonomous landing 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 and enclosures accommodate payload-unique mounting and placement. Rover missions release from the underside of the deck, while BUS elements are housed inside the enclosures. Four legs absorb shock and stabilize Peregrine on touchdown.

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Payload Accommodations


Peregrine’s interface options accommodate a wide range of payload types on a single mission from companies, government, universities, non-profits, and individuals.

90 kg
payload mass capacity
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Above Deck

Views of the horizon and sky

Enclosure Deck

Proximity to the lunar surface

Below Deck

Views of the lunar surface

Propulsion


Peregrine uses a propulsion system featuring next generation space engine technology. Its five main engines perform all of the spacecraft’s major maneuvers including trans-lunar injection, trajectory correction, lunar orbit insertion, and powered descent. Attitude control thrusters, grouped in clusters of three and placed about the lander to ensure control with six degrees of freedom, maintain lander orientation throughout the mission.

3,300 N
total thrust
MMH
fuel
MON-25
oxidizer
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Guidance Navigation & Control


Peregrine’s GNC system uses heritage algorithms enhanced by recent developments in machine vision navigation. During cruise and lunar orbit, off-the-shelf sensors and standard techniques – such as radio time-of-flight, Doppler tracking, sun sensors, a star tracker, and an inertial measurement unit – are used to determine the spacecraft’s position and attitude. During descent and landing, Doppler LiDAR and Astrobotic’s proprietary terrain relative navigation (TRN) are used. A scanning LiDAR can also be added to detect and avoid slopes, rocks, craters, and other hazards.

Onboard navigation & control systems

Radio doppler Radio/
Doppler
Sun sensors Sun
Sensors
Star tracker Star
Tracker
Intertial measurement Inertial
Measurement
Landing cameras Precision
Navigation
Laser sensors Doppler
LIDAR
Hazar detection Hazard
Detection
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Think you want to fly?

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.

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