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Draper wins NASA contract for lunar farside lander mission
Posted: Fri, Jul 29, 2022, 6:46 PM ET (2246 GMT)
Draper has won a NASA contract to deliver a suite of experiments to the far side of the moon in 2025. NASA awarded Draper a $73 million contract through its Commercial Payload Services Program (CLPS) for a lander mission to Schrödinger Basin on the lunar farside near the south pole. NASA will use the mission to send experiments to study the moon's interior and its interaction with the solar wind. Draper is working with several companies to build the lander as well as two smallsats that will serve as data relays between the lander and the Earth. NASA has awarded eight missions through the CLPS program to date, although none have yet to launch.
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