This is the Company NASA Wants to Deliver Its ‘Water-Hunting’ Robot to the Moon

This is the company NASA wants to deliver its 'water-hunting' robot to the Moon
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SNN Editor comment: There’s a lot more up there than just water. Hopefully we’ll be hearing about it soon enough with further disclosure.

The Pittsburgh-based company will receive $199.5 million under the new fixed-price contract , which tasks the company with building and testing a lander spacecraft that can ferry NASA’s robotic rover, VIPER, to the lunar surface. After the VIPER rover launches into space aboard a rocket, Astrobotic’s lunar lander, called Griffin, will carry VIPER on the last leg of its 239,000-mile trip, taking it from orbit to a soft landing at the Moon’s south pole. (NASA and Astrobotic said Thursday that they have not yet decided which rocket will be used for this mission.) Landing on the moon is no […]

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