NASA Selects Companies to Develop Moon Mission Solar

Long-term lunar exploration requires a reliable power source.

 The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced the selection of three companies to develop solar array systems suitable for long-term lunar missions. They have distributed $19.4 million in funding to Astrobotic Technology, Honeybee Robotics, and Lockheed Martin to create prototypes and conduct environmental testing. NASA anticipates the technology developed will be finalized by the end of this decade.

“These prototypes will provide promising solutions for reliable power sources on the Moon, which are key to the success of almost anything we do on the surface,” said Niki Werkheiser, director of technology maturation at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “This exciting effort plays a critical role that will quite literally help power our Artemis exploration in the uniquely challenging environment of the Moon’s South Pole.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Administrator Nelson as he oversees partnerships between NASA and the private sector.
  • For NASA officials to effectively implement up-and-coming technologies into space exploration.
  • For the president’s administration as advances in space are made.

Sources: NASA


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