A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SpaceIL moon lander and satellites for Indonesia and the U.S. military streaks into space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on Feb. 21, 2019.
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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch: What you need to know about Israel's lunar lander. NASA announced three new contracts to develop lunar landers — one of which could carry two astronauts to the surface of the moon, a mission currently slated for 2024. SpaceX Lunar Lander Concept | NASA SpaceX's Starship-based lunar lander is very capable, NASA concluded, but also risks not being ready in time for a 2024 landing. The lunar landers will carry the astronauts from lunar orbit to the Moon’s surface and back again. NurPhoto/Getty Images
4K renders of SpaceX Starship SN4-SN7 with landing legs from Starship SE (Lunar Lander) unveiled by Elon Musk on May 2nd, 2020.
If SpaceX completes the milestone-based requirements of the design contract, then NASA will pay SpaceX US$135 million in design development funding. SpaceX and teams led by Dynetics and Blue Origin won NASA contracts Thursday totaling nearly $1 billion to develop lunar landers that could carry … Obviously SpaceX will not make special design of landing legs for Lunar Lander. SpaceX’s Starship vehicle will stand around 160 feet (50 meters) tall with a diameter of roughly 30 feet (9 meters), dwarfing the other human-rated lunar lander concepts.
Blue Origin partners with space industry giants to create lunar lander Blue Origin had previously unveiled its lunar lander concept, called Blue Moon.
SpaceX’s lander, by comparison, is gargantuan — based on its Starship spacecraft that is eventually intended to take people to Mars. This vehicle will mostly get highly simplified technologies from the general version of the spacecraft… Blue Origin’s contract is worth $579m, SpaceX’s $135m and Dynetics will receive $253m. SpaceX was one of five companies announced on Nov. 18, 2019, as taking part in NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services or CLPS initiative.
SpaceX Has Launched the First Private Lunar Lander Mission The SpaceX Launch and Landing Control center is seen on Jan. 12, 2019 in Cape Canaveral, Florida on Jan. 12, 2019. SpaceX is one of three organizations who are developing their lunar lander designs for the Artemis program over a 10-month period in 2020/2021. Nasa picks Bezos's Blue Origin and Musk's SpaceX to build new lunar landers Alabama company Dynetics also chosen for moon landing project, as three firms prepare to compete Stuart Clark Moon Lander for mission to the Moon from SpaceX …