SpaceChampion Posted May 19, 2021 Author Share Posted May 19, 2021 (edited) Latest on the HLS contract: Current version of the NASA Authorization bill is incorporated into the "United States Innovation and Competition Act" in the Senate, but includes a new provision extending the review of the HLS award to choose a 2nd winner, from 30 to 60 days, but also moved to protect SpaceX by ordering NASA not to modify or rescind the decision already made regarding the 1st choice -- SpaceX. Edited to add: On the robotic lander missions to the moon side of Artemis, all but one launch vehicle is provided by SpaceX. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commercial_Lunar_Payload_Services#List_of_missions_contracted_under_CLPS Quote Name Launch Contractor Lander Launch Vehicle Notes Outcome Peregrine Mission One Q4 2021 Astrobotic Technology Peregrine Vulcan Awarded in May 2019. Will carry 28 payloads, including 14 NASA payloads contracted under CLPS to Lacus Mortis on the Moon, landing is scheduled for Q4 2021. NASA awarded $79.5 M. Peregrine mass 1,283 kg, payload mass up to 256 kg. Planned Intuitive Machines Mission 1 (IM-1) Q1 2022 Intuitive Machines Nova-C Falcon 9 Awarded in May 2019. Will carry up to five NASA contracted payloads as well as payloads from other customers to a landing site between Mare Serenitatis and Mare Crisium on the Moon. The spacecraft will operate for up to 14 days after landing. Planned Masten Mission One December 2022 Masten Space XL-1 Falcon 9 Awarded in April 2020. Intended to deliver several hundred kg of payloads to the Lunar south pole, more information is expected once the mission draws closer. Planned Intuitive Machines Mission 2 (IM-2) December 2022 Intuitive Machines Nova-C Falcon 9 Awarded in October 2020. Will land a drill (PRIME-1) combined with a mass spectrometer to the Lunar south pole, to attempt harvesting ice from below the surface. Planned Blue Ghost Mid 2023 Firefly Aerospace Blue Ghost Falcon 9  Awarded in February 2021. Will land ten payloads at Mare Crisium. Planned VIPER November 2023 Astrobotic Technology Griffin Falcon Heavy Awarded in June 2020. First flight of Astrobotic's larger Griffin lander, Will deliver NASA's VIPER resource prospecting lunar rover to the Lunar south pole. Griffin is 450 kg, the award is for $199.5 M (that has to cover Griffin lander and launch costs too). Planned Orbit Beyond returned their task order (cancelling their mission) two months after award. Edited May 20, 2021 by SpaceChampion Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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