SANTA FE, N.M. – A company that has not won a NASA contract has won a commercial lunar shipping service in the last month, says it will try again in the future when its lunar land continues.
NASA has negotiated nine contracts on Monday, November 29, the Lunar Payload Services Trade (CLPS) program, where NASA will buy cargo space in land companies to move the experiments to the moon's surface. Unlimited delivery, an unlimited number of contracts, combined with a combined value of $ 2.6 billion in $ 10 million, does not guarantee companies to receive more than one amount of money, but rather to face future demand orders.
At the time of the announcement, NASA provided some details about the competition, including the number of companies presented by the proposal. The selection statement from NASA published on December 20 revealed that more than one company submitted by the proposals.
The nine companies that received the CLPS awards – Astrobothics, Deep Space Systems, Draper, Firefly Aerospace, Intuitive Machines, Lockheed Martin, Masten Space Systems, Moon Express and Orbit Beyond – The tenth company of Cear Industries submitted a proposal that was unsuccessful.
NASA evaluated the CLPS proposal in five categories, including the ability to perform a lunar landing mission for 2021 by the year 2021 for a minimum order of 10 kilograms for loading, regulatory companies, plans launched, space designs, and plans to integrate NASA burdens. Appraised as "Approvable" on each of the ninth nine categories of winners.
Crow Industries, however, earned an "Unacceptable" grade in two categories, the moon at the end of 2021 and its spacecraft design capability. The third category received a "Potentially Acceptable" rating, payment processing procedures.
NASA was skeptical of the company's proposal to develop land plots. "Crow's proposed program of development was not credible and was not identified or identified by the goals or limits associated with the development of engine systems," the source's assessment board concluded with the company's "Unacceptable" schedule.
The commission also concluded that "the Crow mass-budget proposal was not compelling because its massive load and its massive estimation of its main engines were not compelling", in the explanation of "Unacceptable" space design.
The "Potentially Affordable Posting" score was missing information in different payment processing areas, such as recharging integration and physical security. These problems can be solved by additional information.
Dennis Andrucy, the Director General of the NASA Science Directorate and the CLPS source selection officer, approved the scores after describing it as "fulsome talk". "For the above reasons, Crow's proposal is not currently possible to assign a CLILL basic contract, so it is not a Crow award," he concluded.
He left the door open, however, to Crow to compete in the future. The CLPS program stated that "the Agency may introduce additional rewards through a" ramp "process through regular intervals. Crow writes in a way that can solve his problems, "it can be fully understood." The right to assign a Crow CLPS base contract in the future. "
Crow Industries CLPS contract once again. Ellyn Heald, director of the Arizona launcher communications, said on December 21 the company proposed the B1 captor, the first Bifröst space carrier in the company.
"As stated in the sources selection statement, while NASA found many aspects of the belief, our Bifröst plot architecture is still in the early stages of development and the first concern was the first line of time for our innovative design," said Heald.
The company does not present technical details about the Bifröst landing program, including engines. The company does not even disclose financial details, as NASA's source selection poll indicated, Crow has stated that it is "a good financial plan." Crow published a video released in October, the B1 earthquake touching the moon. Two small wheels were opened and a robotic arm was used to collect lunar samples.
"Although CLPS is not chosen for that, we are convinced that the NASA improvement areas will soon be solved," said Heald. Territorial services aim to offer government and commercial customers. "We hope to improve on our systems and selected CLPS providers will make the next two options with onramp."