Ahead of NASA's Artemis mission that is supposed land to human astronauts on the moon, NASA has announced its partnership with the several U.S based companies to take space exploration technology to a whole new level. NASA is already working on its plans to establish a permanent human presence in Space.
"We're partnering with 12 U.S. companies that will advance technologies critical to our #Artemis missions to the Moon. These collaborations will help us explore farther as we establish a permanent human presence in space," official NASA account said on Twitter.
With the announcement, NASA has once again reemphasised its plan to land humans on the Moon by 2024, courtesy of 'Artemis' program. NASA will partner with companies of all sizes, from small businesses with less than a dozen employees to large aerospace organisations.
As a result of these partnerships, companies will provide expertise, required software and hardware as well as facilities at no cost.
“NASA’s proven experience and unique facilities are helping commercial companies mature their technologies at a competitive pace,” said Jim Reuter, associate administrator of NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD). “We’ve identified technology areas NASA needs for future missions, and these public-private partnerships will accelerate their development so we can implement them faster.”
Advancements to NASA's existing technology will come in the form of communications, navigation and avionics. NASA is joining hands with Advanced Space of Boulder, Colorado to further advance NASA's lunar navigation technologies while Vulcan Wireless of Carlsbad, California will test a CubeSat radio transponder as well as its compatibility with NASA's Space Network.
Following is the list of companies and partnerships in collaboration with NASA