Masten Space Systems Selects SpaceX to Deliver Masten Mission One to Moon Written 27 August 2020


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is raised into a vertical position on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A, Thursday, May 21, 2020 | NASA

ExecutiveGov reports that Masten Space Systems “has chosen SpaceX to launch Masten Mission One (MM1), which will deliver nine NASA science and technology demonstration experiments and several commercial payloads to the lunar south pole, Masten Space Systems reported on Wednesday.” MM1 “was developed under collaboration with NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) Project Office.” The Masten XL-1 lunar lander “is scheduled to touch down on the lunar south pole in 2022, carrying a suite of NASA-sponsored scientific instruments and various payloads from commercial space customers.”
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