NASA Selects Companies to Develop Lunar Terrain Rover for Artemis Missions

Rafaela Santoro
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the development of a lunar terrain rover by NASA for its Artemis lunar explorations.

Key Takeaways:

  • NASA has selected Intuitive Machines, Lunar Outpost and Venturi Astrolab to develop the lunar terrain rover.
  • The potential value of the task orders for the companies is $4.6 billion over the next 13 years.
  • The rover will be designed to help astronauts explore the Moon’s south polar region, believed to contain frozen water.


The selection of the companies marks a significant step in NASA's efforts to establish a sustainable presence near the Moon, aligning with its larger goal of preparing for human missions to Mars. This development is crucial in enabling scientific exploration and discoveries on the Moon, both during crewed missions and remote operations.

Do You Know?

  • The Artemis program aims to create a sustainable presence near the Moon ahead of human missions to Mars.
  • The Intuitive Machines recently became the first private aerospace company to land a spacecraft on the Moon.

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