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Today’s Deep Space Extra

17 Nov 2021, 23:21 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Northrop Grumman-led team proposes a rover for Artemis astronauts. The Perseverance rover collects another sample. Russia’s anti-satellite test continues to draw condemnation.

Human Space Exploration
Northrop-led team proposes Artemis lunar rover
Coalition Members in the News – Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman
SpaceNews.com (11/16): Northrop Grumman is leading a team for the development of a proposed Lunar Terrain Vehicle for NASA astronaut crews assigned to explore the Moon as part of the Artemis program. Northrop’s partners include Intuitive Machines, which will develop an upgraded version of its Nova-C lander to deliver the rover to the lunar surface. Lunar Outpost, a company developing a small robotic rover called MAPP that will go to the Moon on a Nova-C lander in 2022, will apply its experience developing that rover to this project. AVL, a company that works on development, simulation and testing of vehicles, will provide expertise in working on electric vehicles and autonomous driving technology. Michelin, the tire manufacturer, will provide an airless tire solution for the rover.
Orion spacecraft production continues for Artemis 2 and 3
Coalition Member in the News – Lockheed Martin
NASAspaceflight.com (11/16): Lockheed Martin is processing Orion hardware for Artemis ...

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