Where next for the DHL shipments?
The payloads relate to resource development, scientific investigation, technology demonstration, exploration, marketing, arts and entertainment.
Roughly the size of a compact car – just a little over 6 feet (1.8 meters) tall and 8 feet (2.4 meters) wide – it is powered by a cluster of five main engines and can carry up to 200 kilograms of cargo at a rate of $1.2 million per kilogram.
In collaboration with Astrobotic, DHL will offer a MoonBox service that allows people to send keepsakes to the lunar surface, with prices starting at $460. www.astrobotic.com
Published: September 2019
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