NASA Contract to Astrobotic Technology Investigates Prospecting for Lunar Resources

PITTSBURGH, PA – April 23, 2012 – Astrobotic Technology Inc. today announced a NASA contract to determine whether its polar rover can deploy an ice-prospecting payload to the Moon.  The ice could yield water, oxygen, methane and rocket propellant to dramatically reduce the cost of space exploration. “Astrobotic seeks the immense resources available on the… {read more}

Astrobotic Reveals Design for Robot to Prospect at Moon’s Poles

PITTSBURGH, PA – April 3, 2012 – Astrobotic Technology unveiled its new Polaris lunar rover design, which will prospect for potentially rich deposits of water ice, methane and other resources at the moon’s north pole in three years. A powerful Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX will launch Polaris from Cape Canaveral in late October 2015.… {read more}

Astrobotic Wins New Task in $10 Million Lunar Landing Contract

PITTSBURGH, PA – February 28, 2012 – NASA has awarded Astrobotic Technology Inc. an additional task in its $10 million Innovative Lunar Demonstrations Data (ILDD) contract under which NASA buys information about the company’s commercial robotic expeditions to the Moon. The $100,000 task order brings total funding under the ILDD contract thus far to $610,000.… {read more}

Astrobotic Wins NASA Contract for Robot Teams to Explore Martian and Lunar Caves

PITTSBURGH, PA – NOV. 29, 2011 – NASA today selected Astrobotic Technology Inc. for a contract to develop robotic teams to explore extensive caves on Mars, the Moon, and other planetary destinations. Astrobotic will develop robots that cooperate to overcome the challenges of underground planetary missions: no light for solar power, radio communications blocked by… {read more}

NASA Picks Astrobotic Technology to Create Innovations in Exploring Volcanic Caves on the Moon and Mars

PITTSBURGH, PA – August 8, 2011 – NASA today selected Astrobotic Technology Inc. to research breakthroughs in methods to explore lava tubes, caves and recently discovered “skylights” leading down into these features on the Moon and Mars. Lava tubes and other types of caves can shelter astronauts and robots from harsh off-world environments, which on… {read more}

Astrobotic’s Mission to the Moon Releases Guide for Payload Developers

PITTSBURGH, PA – March 3, 2011 – Astrobotic Technology Inc. today released a new guide for researchers on preparation of their instruments for the company’s robotic expedition to the surface of the Moon. The expedition, based on technology from Carnegie Mellon University, will carry up to 240 pounds of science, engineering, and marketing payloads. Any… {read more}

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