Maxar TechnologiesÂ and DyneticsÂ will collaborate to build a spacecraft platform intended to support maneuvering, communications, attitude control and initial docking functions ofÂ NASAâ€™s planned lunar gateway.
Dynetics agreed toÂ assist in the integration, assembly and demonstration of the Gateway power and propulsion elementÂ under a teaming agreementÂ between the two companies, Maxar said Tuesday.
The partnership comes nearly two months after Maxar secured a potential $375M contract with NASAÂ to construct the solar electric propulsion-based spacecraft.
Mike Gold, vice president of civil space at Maxar, said Dyneticsâ€™ decades of human space exploration experience will play a role in the Artemis lunar mission andÂ potential efforts to create infrastructure necessary forÂ Mars exploration.
â€œThis is an exciting time for lunar exploration. We look for space partners that share our similar core values and are eager to see America return to the Moon,â€ said Kim Doering, vice president for space systems at Dynetics.