As an effort to have an American-led commercial economy in Low-Earth Orbit (LEO), Blue Origin, Nanoracks LLC, and Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. were awarded a total of $415.6 million! As NASA prepares for the Artemis moon missions and beyond, these three companies will take over maintaining a continuous U.S. presence in LEO. Blue Origin is partnering with Sierra Space to develop Orbital Reef. Nanoracks will collaborate with Voyager Space and Lockheed Martin the commercial space station “Starlab”. Northrop Grumman and Dynetics’s “free flyer”, pictured above, will provide a tourist, science and industrial experimentation destination.
These awards are a part of a two-phase approach designed to last through the end of the decade. Click on the links below to find out more!
NASA Selects Companies to Develop Commercial Destinations in Space
NASA awards $415 million for private space stations amid ISS transition questions
Northrop Grumman Signs Agreement with NASA to Design Space Station for Low Earth Orbit