NASA has unveiled the latest medium-sized lunar concept lander and will soon be used for lunar missions,media reported. According to NASA, the lander was designed to be one of the poles that sent a 660-pound lunar rover to the moon.
The medium-sized concept lander was introduced as part of a newly published NASA study that reported that multiple lander centers were involved in the work. “As the robotic lunar lander evolves to accommodate a larger payload, it will require a simple, high-performance lander with a continuous payload,” said Logan Kennedy, a project lead system engineer at the Marshall Space Flight Center. This concept, developed over several years by a diverse team, meets this need. We hope that other lander designers will also benefit from our work. “
Under NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Service Program, the agency awarded contracts to commercial companies that provide payloads to the moon. NASA says it will cooperate more under the program in the future.