NASA invites Media to engage in learning about Moon-bound Langley technologies, last date for contact of participation is 3 January 2024 before noon
NASA is now inviting interested Media to learn about two technologies that are currently in development at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Interested media participants can witness the discussion by researchers, which is scheduled for January 4, 2024, during an event. This event will commence at Langley on the said date at 9:30 am.
The technologies that will be discussed at the event are the Navigation Doppler Lidar (NDL) and Stereo Cameras for Lunar Plume-Surface Studies (SCALPSS). NASA will launch both technologies to the Moon in the coming weeks aboard two flights as part of NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative.
How can you participate: Interested media will have to contact Joe Atkinson at [email protected] no later than noon, Wednesday, January 3, 2024.
Launch date of the two technologies: According to NAS’s official blog NDL is scheduled to launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida no earlier than 8 January 2024 on the Astrobotics’ Peregrine 1 lander aboard a United Launch Alliance Vulcan Centaur rocket. NDL is not considered a CLPS payload and is a critical system provided to Astrobotics by NASA in this launch.
You can check our earlier coverage of the Astrobotic Artemis Robotic Moon Launch here.
NASA blogs also mention that NDL and SCALPSS 1.0 are scheduled for launch from Kennedy Space enters in Florida in February on Intuitive Machines Nova-C lander aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Unlike the launch of NDL on the Astrobotics’ Peregrine 1 lander, the NDL and SCALPSS 1. O are NASA CLPS payloads on the Intuitive Machines Nova-C lander.
You can check out more about the NDL and SCALPSS 1.0 here.