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SpaceRadar | Payload Selection Tool


Company Name: Intuitive Machines, LLC, USA

Potentially available for future missions 

Planned Missions: Intuitive Machines Mission 1 (IM-1), Mission 2 (IM-2), & Mission 3 (IM-3)

First Mission Launch: March 2023

Payload Delivery Locations: 3 missions planned to land Between Mare Serenitatis and Mare Crisium, at Lunar South Pole - 89.3°S and 3°E, and at Reiner Gamma - 7.5°N and 59.0°W.

Payload capacity - TLI (Trans Lunar Injection): 1000 kg

Payload capacity - To Surface: 130 kg

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

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: 14 Earth days on lunar surface 

First Mission Ship manifest: 

1) Spacebit Mission Two rover - Spacebit, UK

2) ILO-X (International Lunar Observatory)

3) Navigation Doppler Lidar for Precise Velocity and Range Sensing by NASA 

4) Lunar Node 1 Navigation Demonstrator by NASA 

5) Stereo Cameras for Lunar Plume-Surface Studies by NASA 

6) Laser Retro-Reflector Array by NASA 

7) Low-frequency Radio Observations for the Near Side Lunar Surface by NASA & University of Colorado Boulder 

8) Tiger Eye 1 by Louisiana State University

9) EagleCAM (Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University Cubesat)

10) DOGE-1 (Geometric Energy Corporation Cubesat)

11) Lunaprise (Galactic Legacy Labs Memorial) 

First Mission Launch vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9 

Last Updated on August 2022

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