Where next for the DHL shipments?


How about the moon? Meet the Peregrine Lander, a new spacecraft vehicle set to deliver cargo to the moon in 2021. Astrobotic’s new lunar lander is designed to carry payloads for governments, companies, universities, nonprofits and individuals. The payloads relate to resource development, scientific investigation, technology demonstration, exploration, marketing, arts and entertainment.

Roughly the size of a compact car – just a little over 6 feet (1.8 meters) tall and 8 feet (2.4 meters) wide – it is powered by a cluster of five main engines and can carry up to 200 kilograms of cargo at a rate of $1.2 million per kilogram.

In collaboration with Astrobotic, DHL will offer a MoonBox service that allows people to send keepsakes to the lunar surface, with prices starting at $460.  www.astrobotic.com

Published: September 2019


$1.2 Million

The cost per kilogram  of delivering payloads  to the moon 

192 Hours

The duration of the operations  on the surface   

2 Months

Upper limit of moon  mission duration

$4.5 Million

The cost per kilogram if you want your payload to be transported on the moon and get a ride over the lunar surface from an Astrobotic lunar rover

28

The number of payloads  that will be delivered  to the moon as part of the first mission

5

Main Engines. Peregrine is powered by five main engines and twelve Attitude and Control System (ACS) engines



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