Proposal for Artemis lunar rover by Northrop-led team to NASA

Posted by Kapil on November 23rd, 2021

The announcement by Northrop Grumman

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – The concept of a lunar rover that an industry consortium led by Northrop Grumman plans to create for NASA’s Artemis programme has been revealed.

On Nov. 16, Northrop Grumman stated that it is collaborating with four additional companies. It could be anyone from a commercial lunar lander developer to a tyre manufacturer proposing a lunar rover to NASA.

According to Rick Mastracchio, director of Business Development for Human Space at Northrop Grumman, “Our partners and vehicle proposed to increase the exploration possibilities of the lunar surface.”

Northrop would be in charge of the projected rover’s development, drawing on its experience with numerous spacecraft projects. Among its collaborators are Intuitive Machines, which will create the Nova-D lander, an enhanced version of its Nova-C lander, to carry the rover to the lunar surface.

Lunar Outpost, which is working on a small robotic rover named MAPP that will launch to the moon in 2022 on a Nova-C lander, will use its knowledge of that rover to this project.

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