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Lander Fabrication: Deck Ready for Shipment to CMU

2 Jun 2011, 20:53 UTC
Lander Fabrication:  Deck Ready for Shipment to CMU
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The 10-foot square slab of aluminum provided by Alcoa has now been whittled down into a lightweight deck plate for the core of Astrobotic's lunar lander. Craftsmen at Edgar Industries will deliver the key building block to Carnegie Mellon on Friday. The four large circles will hold propellant and oxidizer tanks, while the smaller central circle is where a top cone (supporting the rover) and a bottom cone (connecting to the Falcon 9 rocket) will converge.

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