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The first commercial lunar landers are set to start making their trips to the moon as early as this year, and now another one has a confirmed ride booked: Intuitive Machines is sending its second lander aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9, with a projected launch time frame happening sometime around 2022 at the earliest. Intuitive Machines has already booked a first lander mission via SpaceX, which is also hosting payloads for other private companies seeking to make lunar landfall under NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program. Intuitive Machines' Nova-C lander can carry up to 100 kg (around 222 lbs) of cargo to the moon's surface, and can communicate back to Earth for transmitting the results of its missions.The first commercial lunar landers are set to start making their trips to the moon as early as this year, and now another one has a confirmed ride booked: Intuitive Machines is sending its second lander aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9, with a projected launch time frame happening sometime around 2022 at the earliest. Intuitive Machines has already booked a first lander mission via SpaceX, which is also hosting payloads for other private companies seeking to make lunar landfall under NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program. Intuitive Machines' Nova-C lander can carry up to 100 kg (around 222 lbs) of cargo to the moon's surface, and can communicate back to Earth for transmitting the results of its missions.

Intuitive Machines taps SpaceX for second lunar lander mission

NASA is preparing to send three new water-hunting science instruments to the Moon as payloads on the first lander mission by commercial partner Astrobotic. A series of end-to-end tests were recently completed between the instrument hardware and Astrobotic's systems to verify that the power, data, and software interfaces are working properly.NASA is preparing to send three new water-hunting science instruments to the Moon as payloads on the first lander mission by commercial partner Astrobotic. A series of end-to-end tests were recently completed between the instrument hardware and Astrobotic's systems to verify that the power, data, and software interfaces are working properly.

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