Original title: US Space Agency chooses 9 companies to apply for lunchtime transport services
Xinhua News Agency, Washington, November 29 (Zhou Zhou Secretary) NASA announced on the 29th that it had chosen nine companies and the US to apply for the agency's payload service, most of which started. This will be the examination of the future US astronauts on the moon and even on Mars.
The project, known as "Business Load Service Load", will provide a total of $ 2.6 billion in contracts over the next 10 years. The selected companies will apply for a variety of services including the integration of loads and operations, ship cargo and gray shipments. NASA hopes to launch the mission of the gray face science charge load as early as next year.
NASA Director Jim Bradenstein said this is "the tangible US rise back to the moon's face and stay on the moon." The "Business Crew Load Service" project will send relatively small loads, cheaply to Lleuad, and then carry out more traditional tasks of sending large and medium loads to the Moon.
Among the nine selected companies, the only one known is Lockheed Martin, the US armed giant, and other companies include Draper, Deep Space Systems, Aerospace Robotics, Spacefly Space, Intuition Machines, Masten Space Systems, and Moon Transport and beyond the track.
Bridenstin said that most companies that are involved in the offer have not completed complex space journeys of this scale, but for these companies, participating in This project is similar to enterprise capital, with high risks but high earnings.
Both major commercial space companies in the United States, Space Research Technologies and Blue Origin, have not entered the list of bidding companies. NASA said that it will be re-inspecting from time to time to allow more companies to participate in the "commercial payments load service".
In September this year NASA announced that it was planning to go on the moon again before 2030. For this purpose, the US Space Agency intends to launch and assemble the "space gateway" orbit platform in steps, such as "transfer station" for landing.