Nine companies will help NASA get back to the moon

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High-profile firms Blue Origin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and SpaceX were noticeably absent, though NASA expects the list to expand in the future. CLPS is a multi-award contract worth $2.6 billion over the course of its 10 year performance period.

NASA released a draft request for proposals April 27 that called for USA companies to "introduce new technologies to deliver payloads to the Moon", NASA said when announcing the initial request for proposals.

Maston Space Systems: A Mojave-based company focused on reusable rocket technology and reliable planetary landers for the Earth, Moon, Mars, and beyond. Under this architecture, NASA would become one "among many" customers.

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced Thursday that Draper and eight other USA companies, ranging from tiny startups to defense giant Lockheed Martin, will compete for $2.6 billion in NASA contracts. The agency is now working with commercial partners in an effort to produce a lunar transport "market" one created to further enable scientific exploration of our closest celestial neighbor.

NASA has not said anything about the condition of the other instruments on board, which include a French-made seismometer to study Marsquakes and a German self-hammering mole to measure heat's escape from the planet. For example, its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter division wants to coordinate landing dates with commercial landers to observe their dust plumes to see how they disturb the environment.

Earlier this year, NASA cancelled its only robotic vehicle under development to explore the surface of the Moon, known as the Resource Prospector (RP) mission. The craft will be created to land on the moon, acquire soil samples, and return them to Earth. "What seems to have changed is the color of carpet", he said.

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During a news conference with NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, NASA Associate Administrator for Science Thomas Zurbuchen said that the speed at which the agency plans to complete its objective of reaching the moon is unprecedented. This is not going to be 'Lucy and the football' again. "They will compete for tasks that we're going to put out there weeks and months from now".

The last USA mission to the moon was Apollo 17 in 1972. [Image: NASA] By example, he cited a set of retro-reflector instruments, in partnership with Germany and Israel, as nearly ready to go.

The relatively small and low-cost payloads delivered via the CLPS program would be followed by more traditional medium- and large-class missions, Bridenstine said, including an eventual crewed mission to the Moon. "We want to assure payload customers who select Lockheed Martin can be confident that we'll deliver on-time and on-budget".

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"This is a venture capital kind of effort", he told reporters Thursday. "But we have more providers". "And from there we build".

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