The newest announcement calls for companies to push the boundaries of current technology to support the next generation of lunar landers that can land heavier payloads
on the surface of the Moon, including the South Pole, as part of the agency's Artemis program, which will send the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024, setting the stage for future human exploration of Mars.
Under the contract with General Dynamics Electric Boat, a builder of the Virginia class, BAE Systems will deliver seven sets of four tubes each for the Virginia Payload
Each commercial lander will carry NASA-provided payloads
that will conduct science investigations and demonstrate advanced technologies on the lunar surface, paving the way for NASA astronauts to land on the lunar surface by 2024.
"Like our recently introduced Xceed fuel efficiency package for the VNL models, Payload
Plus packages help simplify the truck spec'ing process," adds Product Market Manager Allison Athey.
While SpaceX made no attempt to recover the first stage of the rocket, the company did make its first attempt at recovering the fairing, or nosecone, of the payload
. To do so, the company tried using a boat with a massive net stretched across it.
"The Global Government Payload
Exploration workshop is an important part of Global MilSatCom," says Dale Butler, Managing Director at SMi Group.
"I am confident that the OHB-SSTL solution offered the lowest risk and best value for money, and I believe that our selection as payload
providers for the third time in succession demonstrates a high regard for our work."
2.2.1 High entry barriers to new entrants in the UAV and payload
Two years later, not a single military contract has run through the HoPS program, and two government programs committed to using the program--NASA's tropospheric emissions monitoring of pollution payload
, and a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration program called the Cooperative Data and Rescue Services mission--remain in the early stages of drafting requests for proposals, according to the SMC's Hosted Payload
Randolph Community College (N.C.) was among 10 community colleges who successfully launched high altitude balloons during the second annual North Carolina Community College High Altitude Balloon Payload
Competition on Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory.