Golden Spike contract Northrop Grumman for Lunar Lander

January 3, 2013 by Chris Bergin

The recently revealed Golden Spike Company have announced a contract with Northrop Grumman to design their Lunar Lander. Several designs are likely to be on the table, likely including the sporty-looking lander portrayed in notional graphics during December’s reveal of the Colorado-based company.

Golden Spike Lander:

During December’s announcement, Golden Spike revealed a list of partners on the Lunar Lander Systems (LLS) hardware elements, namely: Armadillo Aerospace, International Lunar Observatory Association, Masten Space Systems, Moon Express, Paragon Space Development Corp, Southwest Research Institute, Space Florida, United Launch Alliance, and Zero Point Frontiers Corp.

While these companies are likely to be involved in a wider set of hardware, such as habitats and surface support systems, Golden Spike have specifically selected Northrop Grumman for the design of a new lunar lander that fits within Golden Spike’s “head start” commercial lunar architecture.

Read more: Golden Spike contract Northrop Grumman for Lunar Lander | NASA Space Flight.

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