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GM, Lockheed Martin Partner on Moon Rover

June 09, 2021 Eric Sorensen
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GM, Lockheed Martin Partner on Moon Rover
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GM, Lockheed Martin Partner on Moon Rover
Jun 09, 2021
Eric Sorensen

The automobile maker and Lockheed Martin co-announced May 26 that the two companies are working together on developing a new line of moon rover vehicles that astronauts will use in future lunar missions.

The iconic car maker and aerospace and defense provider touched on how NASA’s upcoming Artemis missions will take humans to the moon by 2024 — for the first time since 1972. When they do, astronauts will use a range of rover vehicles to explore the lunar surface and perform science experiments.

To enable this, NASA called upon industry leaders in early 2020 to provide concepts for robotic mobility systems and lunar rovers, along with feedback on commercial technologies and acquisition strategies for a new lunar terrain vehicle (LTV). The new announcement said the LTV is only the first of lunar surface vehicles the Artemis program will rely on.

Both GM and Lockheed Martin have a storied history of collaboration with NASA. GM was heavily involved in the guidance and navigation systems and LRV used throughout the Apollo missions from the 1960s and early 1970s. Lockheed Martin has worked closely with NASA in all aerospace aspects for more than 50 years. 

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The automobile maker and Lockheed Martin co-announced May 26 that the two companies are working together on developing a new line of moon rover vehicles that astronauts will use in future lunar missions.

The iconic car maker and aerospace and defense provider touched on how NASA’s upcoming Artemis missions will take humans to the moon by 2024 — for the first time since 1972. When they do, astronauts will use a range of rover vehicles to explore the lunar surface and perform science experiments.

To enable this, NASA called upon industry leaders in early 2020 to provide concepts for robotic mobility systems and lunar rovers, along with feedback on commercial technologies and acquisition strategies for a new lunar terrain vehicle (LTV). The new announcement said the LTV is only the first of lunar surface vehicles the Artemis program will rely on.

Both GM and Lockheed Martin have a storied history of collaboration with NASA. GM was heavily involved in the guidance and navigation systems and LRV used throughout the Apollo missions from the 1960s and early 1970s. Lockheed Martin has worked closely with NASA in all aerospace aspects for more than 50 years.