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MX-1 Scout Class Explorer

Company Name: Moon Express, USA

Potentially available for future missions 

Planned Missions: Expedition One: Lunar Scout, Expedition Two: Lunar Outpost (possibly cancelled)

First Mission Launch: To Be Announced

Payload Delivery Locations: First mission planned to land at Rima Bode/Lunar South Pole

Payload capacity - To Surface: 30 kg

Payload bay (size): > 3 cubic feet 

Power distribution (for payload): 200W (per lander, average) 

10W (per payload) 


To lunar orbit - US $2,500,000/kg 

To lunar surface - US $3,000,000/kg 

Communications available: The Lander provides wired communications for the payload. Potentially, Wireless communications between mobile payloads and the lander might be available. 

Expected working duration: Up to 14 Earth days after landing 

First Mission Ship manifest: 

1) International Lunar Observatory (ILO-1) is a small optical telescope that will operate from the lunar south pole

2) MoonLIGHT is a laser retroreflector experiment built by Italy's INFN and the University of Maryland to perform research on gravity and general relativity

3) Celestis memorial container with some human remains 

First Mission Launch vehicle: Possibly Rocket Lab Electron

Last Updated on August 2022

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