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Friday, October 15, 2010

$10 million for a Robotic Expedition to the Moon

PITTSBURGH, PA - October 15, 2010 -Astrobotic Technology today was awarded a NASA contract worth up to $10 million for a robotic expedition to the Moon in April 2013.

Astrobotic revealed that the alliance for this pursuit includes Carnegie Mellon University, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Aerojet, Scaled Composites, International Rectifier, Harmonic Drive LLC and Caterpillar Inc.
The expedition has 220 pounds of payload capacity available for customers at universities, space agencies, and corporate sponsors.  The mission also will pursue $24 million through Google's Lunar X PRIZE and Florida's $2 million launch prize.
(Source/Image: Astrobotic Technology)

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