Dynetics Selected to Build NASA's Sustainable Lunar Lander
Stay informed with our
free newsletters

Dynetics Selected to Build NASA's Sustainable Lunar Lander

Alabama-based company one of five chosen to support NASA's lunar exploration transportation services

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, has been selected to help NASA enable a steady pace of crewed trips to the Moon's surface as part of the Artemis program's Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP-2) Appendix N.

As one of five companies selected for a firm fixed-price, milestone-based contract, Dynetics will receive an initial award of $40.8 million over the next 15 months to make advancements toward sustainable human landing system (HLS) concepts. Dynetics will also conduct risk-reduction activities and provide feedback on NASA's requirements to cultivate industry capabilities for crewed lunar landing missions.

"Dynetics is ready to continue working closely with NASA on a sustainable lander solution," said Robert Wright, Dynetics Space Systems Division Manager. "We believe our approach to collaborating and tailoring NASA's lander design is critical to the long-term success of America's journey to the Moon and we are honored to be part of this mission."

Batteries for Space and Aerospace - Market and Technology Forecast to 2030

Batteries for Space and Aerospace - Market and Technology Forecast to 2030

Market forecasts by by Region, Value type, Sales type, Market, End-user, Application, Satellite type, Satellite orbit, Aircraft market, and by UAV market. Technology and Market Overview, Market and Impact Analysis, and Leading Companies

Download free sample pages

Previously, Dynetics was one of three prime contractors selected under NextSTEP-2 Appendix H to design HLS in April of 2020. Since the developmental stage, Dynetics' lunar lander technology has contributed to the sustainability of the Artemis program in three main ways: reusability, extensibility and supporting the development of a lunar economy. The design enables a long-term presence on the Moon that will stimulate a cislunar economy.

Dynetics is also delivering critical hardware to NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) Core Stage, Exploration Upper Stage, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and the International Space Station (ISS).

Source: Dynetics
Date: Sep 21, 2021
View original News release


Share this news: