Original title: The US Space Agency will select 9 companies to offer lunar freight services
Xinhua News Agency, Washington, November 29 (Zhou Zhou Reporter) NASA announced on November 29 that nine US companies have opted for an over-the-counter baggage service, most of them start-ups. Astronaut's future exploration will be on the moon and even on Marsen.
The "Business Moon Load Service" project will provide $ 2.6 million in contracts over the next 10 years. The selected companies will offer many services, such as load integration and operations, loading consignments and lunar landing. NASA expects the launch of a lunar surface science mission to launch next year.
NASA Director Jim Bradenstein has said "The US advances are clear on the moon's surface and on the moon." The "Lunar Cargo Service Service" will soon send small and low freight charges to the Moon, and then carry out traditional work to send large loads to the moon.
Among the nine selected companies, the US weapons giant Lockheed Martin are known and other companies are Draper, Deep Space Systems, Aerospace Robotics, Firefly Space, Intuition Machines, Masten Space Systems and Moon. Beyond transportation and track.
Bridenstin said that most of the companies that participate in the tender do not have the missions of complex spaces on this scale, but it is a high-risk capital for companies involved in this project, with high risk but high returns.
Two commercial spaces in the US commercial space, Space Exploration Technologies and Blue Origins do not enter into the bidding companies list. NASA will review it periodically, "to force commercial lunar commercial services."
In September this year, NASA predicted the plan to land on the moon before 2030. To this end, the US Space Agency is launching and deploying a "space depth" lunar orbit platform as a "transfer station" for landing.