NASA to pay $4.6 bn to buy 6 spacecraft for Artemis moon missions

आर्टेमिस चंद्रमा मिशन के लिए 6 अंतरिक्ष यान खरीदने के लिए NASA ने $ 4.6 bn का भुगतान किया

Points to Remember:

  • NASA has contracted American global aerospace company Lockheed Martin to develop minimum six and as many as 12 spacecraft for its Artemis lunar exploration programme.
  • NASA has designated $2.7 billion to Lockheed Martin, the US-based aerospace and defense company for preparing three Orion capsules for its Artemis missions III-V.
  • These missions will be carrying NASA’s first woman and the next man to the Moon by 2024.
  • The US space agency plans to order three more Orion capsules in the fiscal year 2022 for the Artemis missions VI-VIII, for a total of $1.9 billion.
  • The Orion capsules are also designed to be reusable.
  • The long-term plan of NASA is to reuse the recovered crew modules at least once.
  • The Artemis mission is the US space agency’s next step in the field of space exploration by humans.
  • It is part of NASA’s Moon to Mars exploration program.

About Lockheed Martin :

  • Lockheed Martin Corporation is an American global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company with worldwide interests.
  • It was formed by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta in March 1995.
  • Headquarters: Bethesda, Maryland, United States
  • CEO: Marillyn Hewson (1 Jan 2013)
  • Subsidiaries: Sikorsky Aircraft, Skunk Works, etc.
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. Who is planning to buy 6 spacecrafts for the Artemis Moon Mission from Lockheed Martin? NASA
  2. NASA has contracted Lockheed Martin to develop minimum six and as many as 12 spacecraft for its Artemis lunar exploration programme for an amount: $ 4.6 Billion

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