Draper has teamed up with three other companies to bid for a project toÂ build small exploration vehicles and scientific instruments to help NASA exploreÂ theÂ moonâ€™s surface.
Cambridge, Mass.-based DraperÂ said TuesdayÂ it will lead an industry team composed of General Atomicsâ€™ electromagnetic systems group, ispace and Spaceflight IndustriesÂ to pursue the space agency’sÂ Commercial Lunar Payload ServicesÂ contract.
NASA asked industry in late 2017 to create CLPS pursuit teams.
Under a teaming arrangement, Draper intends to manage the alliance’s proposed payload, guidance, control and navigation technologies for a lunar rover.
General Atomics Electromagnetic SystemsÂ will manufacture,Â assemble, integrate and test the lander.
Ispace will support spacecraft design, mission operations and rideshare efforts while Spaceflight will offerÂ launch support services that cover integration, takeoff and range recording, and pre- and post-operations.