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SpaceRadar | Payload Selection Tool


Company Name: Colorado Aerospace/Deep Space Systems Inc., USA

Potentially available for future missions 

Planned Missions: Small Lunar Lander – 1, Small Lunar Lander – 2 (optional)

First Mission Launch: Q4 2023

Payload Delivery Locations: First mission planned to land at Lunar North Pole, 71.5°N and 38° E, in the crater Arnold E 

Payload capacity - TLI (Trans Lunar Injection): 75 kg

Payload capacity - To Orbit: 40 kg

Payload capacity - To Surface: 25 kg

Payload bay (size): 40 X 72 X 97 cm (per bay, 2 bays available) 

Power distribution (for payload): Up to 150 W (average) 

Cost: US $109 M per lunar lander 

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 8.6 Earth days after landing 

First Mission Ship manifest: 

1) Laser Retro-Reflector Array (LRA)

2) Linear Energy Transfer Spectrometer (LETS)

3) Near-Infrared Volatile Spectrometer System (NIRVSS)

4) Neutron Measurements at the Lunar Surface (ANS-LUN)

First Mission Launch vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Last Updated on August 2022

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